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Local VFW Says "Thank You" to Vets

Folks in Burkburnett made sure to thank those who secured our nation's independence
Folks in Burkburnett made sure to thank those who secured our nation's independence.

Each year, VFW post 10455 hosts a "Thank You" party for veterans. They've done so for the past 20 years. Roy Lee Bridges has attended the luncheon every one of those years. He's a founding member of the VFW post in Burk, which was established 35 years ago.

At 91 years young, Bridges, an army veteran, shared with us his D-Day experience. He was injured in artillery fire before D-Day and was sent to a hospital where he recovered and was released. Bridges wanted to fight again with his unit. When he finally found them, he says he was overjoyed, but then the unthinkable happened. "We all got on a weapons carrier and I stayed with them until that time, but that knocked me down good. I lost my eye, both legs and arms were broken. I got hit in the back. It knocked me down good."

Bridges says America is the greatest country in the world, and if he would go through everything he's been through again if that meant ensuring our freedom.

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