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Nationwide remembrance and thanks on Veterans Day

For some, the significance of a special memorial is hard to put in to words. 

Bill Matheny served in Vietnam and his uncles served in World War II.

That’s why Bill’s son, John — originally from Ohio — felt the need to bring his dad here. 

“It’s an honor to be here and pay tribute,” John explained.

As the nation remembers its veterans, many people made it a point to stop at the World War II Memorial and honor those who have sacrificed and served.

Here are at the Ohio section of the memorial, several people paid special tribute to veterans from the Buckeye State. 

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“Buckeyes up there…It’s what we should be doing on Veterans Day, I think. It’s a day to celebrate, remember and pray,” Sue Douglas said.

Douglas, from Columbus, walked through the memorial to remember her dad, a World War II veteran, who never had the chance to see the memorial in person. 

“One of my greatest regrets is not getting him here,” she stated.

While some visited to remember, others came to learn. 

Schools from Columbus and Cleveland sent students to Washington to better understand the sacrifice so many made. 

It’s a lesson these students will always remember, even after the holiday has passed. 

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