Veterans honored by the city of Grafton

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GRAFTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The city of Grafton honored veterans today at the Grafton National Cemetery.

People gathered at the cemetery to listen to what veterans and city officials had to say about those who served our country.

The Grafton High School band was on hand to play our National Anthem along with the Taylor County Honor Guard and the 1 - 201st Field Artillery Battalion for a 21 gun salute.

It was an emotional day for everyone there but especially emotional for veterans in attendance.

"It really means an awful lot because the price of freedom, most people have no idea what the price really is. And it's just nice to be appreciated for what you've tried to do." said Taylor County Honor Guard Chaplin Randy Jennings.

Grafton Mayor Peggy Barney set a decree that all businesses in Grafton should hang an American flag on Veterans day.