Ider High School on Thursday honored men and women for their service to our nation in the U.S. armed forces at a Veterans Day program in the high school gym.
Sen. Steve Livingston, R- Scottsboro, was the guest speaker. Livingston said servicemen and women from DeKalb County served their nation.
“We are lucky to have one of America’s greatest generations with us,” Livingston said. “People from right here in DeKalb County served in World War II.”
Livingston said DeKalb County has preserved the history and honor of its veterans in many ways, one being the publication of World War II Veterans Book.
Preserved by Landmarks, the book Livingston held at the program contains over 500 histories, including photos of many veterans, descriptions of medals, ribbons and badges, military insignia, historical photos and a section on what it was like on the home front during the war.
Livingston said the nation is fortunate to have its patriots. He said preserving the history of our nation’s past is something DeKalb County takes pride in practicing.
“When our nation needed it, fine men and women from DeKalb County answered the call,” Livingston said. “When we talk about patriotism being spoken about, in DeKalb County patriotism is practiced.”