Town in Norway honors local veterans
Local veterans say they hope people reflect on the liberties and liberties they enjoy as American citizens.
NORWAY, SC — The city of Norway honored local veterans during its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Friday.
Among the veterans present was Norwegian resident Robert Marion Tenney, who served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War in 1968.
“I feel pretty good. It’s Veterans Day. We have a reason to live, amen,” Tenney said.
He says that for him, he remembers others who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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“Many of them, you may forget their names, but you will remember their faces and the duties they do for this country,” he said.
Tenney has said to this day that he still struggles with PTSD and other mental health issues from his battlefield experiences.
“The VA got to me at 50% PTSD, so I don’t know if my glass is half full or half empty, but I know God is meeting my needs, and Jesus saved my soul, and I I even had to call to preach,” Tenney said. .
Eddie Lee served as an E-4 Marine Corporal in the 1970s. He was partly inspired by his family’s background in the armed forces.
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“I was grateful for my father and the legacy he and my brothers left me, and I wanted to follow in their footsteps,” Lee said.
He hopes people will reflect on the liberties and liberties they enjoy as American citizens.
“It wasn’t just given, it had to be earned, and it was on those people who were willing to serve and give whatever they could to make sure we had those rights,” Lee said.