CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The City of Charleston has been designated as a regional site for the observance of Veterans Day.
Charleston is one of 62 designated sites nationwide that serve as model community events to honor and celebrate our nation's veterans.
"This designation by the Veterans Day National Committee is truly an honor for our Capital City," said Gov. Tomblin. "Throughout our state's history, our armed forces have been comprised of hard working, loyal and exceptional West Virginians. While words cannot fully express the magnitude of our appreciation or the depth of our admiration, we are humbled and grateful for their selfless service."
"My sincerest congratulations to the City of Charleston, the American Legion, who sponsors a great parade each year, and to the West Virginia veterans whose service and sacrifice have made celebrations like this possible," said Department of Veterans Assistance Cabinet Secretary Keith Gwinn. "Veterans of our Armed Forces deserve our utmost appreciation, and I'm proud that the City of Charleston has been recognized as a leader in displaying our state and nation's gratitude."
The Veterans Day National Committee recognizes select Veterans Day observances throughout the country representative of fitting tributes to America's heroes.