Veterans honoring fellow veterans in New Bern

NEW BERN, NC (WITN) As the Veterans Day holiday approaches, one group of veterans in Eastern North Carolina is doing it's part to help recognize fellow comrades.

At Union Point Park in downtown New Bern, there are 279 flags, each with a veterans name, their branch of service, and the campaign in which they served were put into place by members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 886.

This is the third year the group organized the demonstration for Veterans Day weekend. The names on each flag represent a fallen veteran, a retired veteran, or even an active military member.

Chapter Secretary Richard Miller said, last year they had a total of 200 flags, though only forty-nine had a veteran's name on it. This year, they have 279 flags, and every single is dedicated to someone who served or is still serving our country.

Chapter Secretary Richard Miller said, "We think that honoring our veterans is one of the most critical things in our country. And it's something that the young people have to see; that veterans need to be seen, recognized, and appreciated for the dedication that they've had."

Miller said they took donations in exchange for a name card on each flag. They received anything from a dollar to 100 dollars.