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Local veterans reflect on the day honoring them

Local Veterans react to a day honoring them

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A few days ago, News 8 reporters caught up with veterans who are rebuilding a home for a local family through Habitat for Humanity.

The home is for expected to be finished in the next few months and will house a single mom with five kids.

We asked some of those veterans to share their thoughts on honoring our service members ahead of Veterans Day.

Benn Pfiffner, a U.S. Air Force veteran who served for four years, said, "One thing that I would hope people remember about veterans is that—no matter how they feel about either that person, that branch, that time of the world that we were in, whatever conflict—that person made a sacrifice and I hope that they would be able to appreciate that"

"I like to volunteer more with the older veterans, some of those that don't really have family members that are still around. They might have lost all their friends just because they are getting up there age, and [I] just let them know that we think about them. We appreciate their sacrifice, and they're not forgotten," said Bridget Johnson, who was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army.

Tom Hundt, who was a command sergeant major with the U.S. Army, had a simple piece of advice for how to recognize the contributions of service members: "Just tell them, 'Thank you.'"

 

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