Marion County students honor veterans

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)-- Students honored veterans this morning at the 13th annual Veterans Day ceremony, in Ocala.

They observed the day through songs and essays.

More than 1,000 students spent their morning remembering the veterans of North Central Florida.

The American flag hung high Monday as residents joined the students in remembering those who have served.

In addition to the student's tributes, there was a parade of colors and a demonstration by the sky dynamics warbirds.

Air Force veteran Gloria Ingram spent the day remembering those who she has served with.

"It's just important to remember those people, and that's what I've been doing today, I thinking of all the ones that I served with, and it's just very comforting to me to know that other people are doing the same thing,” Ingram said.

Other veterans including Eugene Chiffer, agree, β€œIt's just great that all of the people come out and celebrate because every one of those soldiers, sailors, marines and coast guardsmen deserve everything and every bit of support they can have,” he said.

A family who lost a loved one also presented a memorial wreath.

The ceremony ended with a 21 gun salute and a rendition of taps.