HERMITAGE, Pa. (WKBN) – An event at Buhl Park in Hermitage honored local veterans on Saturday.
The Armed Forces Day event educated the community on the sacrifices and services various military branches in the U.S. offer.
The Sharpsville Fire Department displayed a huge American flag and the National Guard brought out some of its equipment for the public to see. There were also footlocker displays of veteran souvenirs.
Staff Sgt. Gregory Ford says events like these are important for those who serve our country.
“It never gets old, the appreciation for the sacrifices that myself and a lot of the individuals here and thousands and thousands of past, present and future.”
Armed Forces Day was created in 1949 and first celebrated in 1950.