SIU and VFW Post 2605 host Veterans Ceremony in Carbondale - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

SIU and VFW Post 2605 host Veterans Ceremony in Carbondale

Several veterans and their families gathered at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Carbondale, Illinois on Wednesday morning.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale and VFW Post 2605 hosted the Veterans Day ceremony, honoring veterans of all American and foreign wars, conflicts and military operations.

Veterans say seeing others that served is like seeing family again and also brings some tough memories.

"We just all become really close and it is, those are your brothers, those are your sisters," Army veteran Ada Taylor said. "And you always want to look out for them and protect them."

"Yes I did enjoy myself," Army veteran Sidney Matthew said. "It brought back good memories and bad ones too."

"It makes me feel good as a veteran that a lot of people came up, shook our hand and was thankful for our service," Vietnam veteran, Dorie Warren Sr. said.

This was the first year the VFW POST 2605 and SIUC collaborated  to host this veterans ceremony.

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