As the nation honored its veterans with speeches, ceremonies and parades, NewsChannel 9 spoke with homeless veterans living at a small camp near the Rescue Mission of El Paso. Homeless, by their own choice, they told us.
Tuesday is Veterans Day, and there will be speeches and parades.
"Thank you for your service," the phrase that's come to define how America expresses gratitude for its men and women in uniform, will be said, a lot.
Veteran's Day is held annually on November 11 to honor and celebrate the service of all military Veterans. The holiday was created by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 as Armistice Day and was later declared an annual holiday by U.S.
It has been five years since a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas left thirteen people dead and more than thirty injured. To date, the shooting caused the most casualties ever suffered on an American Military base.
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam Henderson; U.S. Navy
The Command Master Chief for U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet bid farewell to fellow service members after 27 years of naval service during a retirement ceremony at the Ocean Breeze Conference center Oct 9.