GRIFTON, NC (WITN) The Ayden-Grifton VFW began it's celebration of Veteran's Day early in the hopes of uniting the community.
The celebration inside the Grifton School auditorium included a performance of Tim McGraw's "If You're Reading This," and a speech from ECU's Air Force ROTC Commander April Wimmer to honor military service veterans.
Ayden-Grifton VFW's Post Commander Durwood Perry says although many local churches will have special Veteran's Day ceremonies, the hope was to celebrate together.
"We all are veterans at the VFW but we wanted to recognize the rest of the people in the community that are veterans and to get people out to support them," said Perry.
Perry adds about 80 people came for the event on Saturday.