Veterans Greg Harrington, left, and Joe Csuka salute the flag during a Wake Forest Veterans Day service Friday.
Two Veterans Day services were held in Wake Forest Friday, in the morning at the Veterans Memorial in Heritage and a special sunset service at town hall. Saluting during the national anthem are Joe DeLois, left, and Al Hinton.
Hank Pierwola, right, affixes a symbolic Vietnam service pin to the lapel of Joseph Alston during the morning ceremony. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War.
Alexa Mehlenbacher looks up at the flag flown by the Wake Forest Fire Department during the service. The sunset service was sponsored by The Joel Fund, which is dedicated to reconnecting veterans to life at home. For more information, see thejoelfund.org.
Barry Boone, left, joins his daughter Jaila Boone, a fourth grader at Wakefield Elementary, who was one of five students to read winning essays about “Why veterans are special.”
Rich Heroux represented the Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars detachment at both ceremonies. To Vietnam veterans he said, “All of the veterans in attendance to come forward and stand in front of the crowd. “Americans turned their back on you, but you never turned your back on America. You have earned your place among the greatest generation.”