Guntersville High honors veterans with ceremony

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Guntersville High students are honoring veterans early this year.

The students at Guntersville High School lined up in the school's auditorium Thursday. Amid the students are men and women who have served or are serving our country.

One of them is Don Campbell. "I served with the United States First Air Cavalry, the first division committed to the war in Vietnam," Campbell said.

Thursday's ceremony is a way the Guntersville Wildcats are saying thank you. "We just want to show our gratitude and pay honor and respect for those individuals," Guntersville High Principal Roseanne Mabrey said.

"I think there should be a sense of patriotism in everyone in the United States of America," Campbell said. "I feel strongly that we owe our country something to our forefathers who fought and spilled their blood for our freedom."

There are other scheduled events for Veteran's Day, including services in Guntersville and Arab.