More than 120 people, including veterans, local and state representatives, took part in a Veterans Day dinner in Hyde County Friday night.
The dinner, which was free for veterans, took place at the Mattamuskeet School cafeteria.
Ed Salau, a wounded warrior, spoke to the crowd about his harrowing experience in battle, when he lost his leg.
Another veteran, Glen Jarvis, shared his Korean Medal of Honor and told his story. Combat veteran Bill Warren also spoke.
Volunteers worked hard on the event, which was organized by the Hyde County Chamber of Commerce.
Sponsors also supported the event, including Lee Chevrolet, the Wounded Warrior Foundation, Williford Farms, Williford Trucking, Williford Auto, Mattamuskeet Seafood and Shiloh Hill Electrical Contracting. Many anonymous donations were also made, according to the chamber executive director.
The entertainment was provided by Chris Gibbs and Tynia Harris. Keyzer Catering provided the meal. Stephanie Cahoon provided the cake. Decorations were done by Glenda Williams and Sherrie Carawan.