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Hundreds gather at 'Court of Valor' Memorial

Updated: Sunday, September 15 2013, 10:39 PM CDT

On Sunday, hundreds of people gathered at Prospect Hill Cemetery for the 5th Annual Court of Valor Ceremony. It is held to honor those who have served our country, both at home and abroad.


"We recognize both service to country and service to community," said Jack Sommer, the General Manager of Prospect Hill Cemetery. 


A special exhibit, "The Eyes of Freedom," was on display to memorialize not just the Lima Company from Ohio, but all soldiers who have served. "This stands for anybody who's ever served in the military," says Sean Flaharty.


Mike Strahle, who served in Lima Company says, "When veterans come in from all sorts of conflicts in the past, they see their men in the place of mine and it really, it's really impactful, it's very powerful."


Local first responders and authorities also gathered at the ceremony, talking to the community about their duties, and showing respect for their fellow countrymen. Aaron  Snyder, the Deputy Sheriff in York County told us, "We're all here for the same goal, peace among nations and peace among the community at large, so we're doing our part and we're here to support them for doing their part."


The ceremony itself honored Chief Rodney Miller from Loganville who died in the line of duty, 19 veterans from York County, and those lost on 9/11.


"Irrespective of the how we feel about the politics of it, these people don the uniform and do things we're not willing to do," says Sommer. If you want to visit the Court of Valor Veteran's Memorial, it will be open all year long.

Hundreds gather at 'Court of Valor' Memorial


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