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Thurs­day is Vet­er­ans Day, a time to honor those who have served Amer­ica in the armed forces through­out the years. We’re hon­or­ing all vet­er­ans, but The Cov­ing­ton News is giv­ing a spe­cial salute to the vet­er­ans of World War II. There were 16 mil­lion Amer­i­cans who fought in the war, and there are less than 2 mil­lion left with us to­day, ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion from the Na­tional World War II Mu­seum. To­day, we share sto­ries from three of them from Newton County. We also have a list of those who served from Newton County from the Na­tional World War II Me­mo­rial (www.wwi­imemo­rial.com), and in­for­ma­tion on Honor Flight, a pro­gram that pro­vides free trips to vet­er­ans of the sec­ond World War to Washington to visit the war me­mo­rial and other sites. See page 2A for a sam­pling of lo­cal Vet­eran's Day ac­tiv­i­ties

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