|Etowah County's veterans gathered on the steps of the Federal Building|
after the cancellation of the Veteran's Day Parade due to "lack of interest".
Each of us owes a debt of gratitude to our nation's veterans. They not only deserve it, they need to hear it. Many did not receive the appropriate welcome and treatment when they returned home from war.
There was no parade this year, but it did my heart good to see our citizens gather to pay honor where honor is due.