JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Veterans Day is a time to reflect and honor those who have fought for our country and our freedoms.
Following the recent presidential election, WJTV asked veterans what they think about the state of the nation.
“People who choose to go defend this country in such a small number of our population deserve our respect and honor,” said Adjutant General Janson Boyles of the Mississippi National Guard.
While the nation was rocked by a stunning election cycle, Boyles said the military is steadfast.
“The military supports the commander in chief no matter who it is and we’re prepared to do that.”
With a country of more than 300 million, less than 3 million serve in the military.
These Veterans have a message for today’s nation that they once put their life on the line for.
“God is still in charge so whoever is in charge we have to support America. God bless America,” Amos Wilcher said, of the U.S. Air Force. Wilcher served during Vietnam.
“I think this country has to unite and we move forward,” Vietnam Veteran Frank Jackson “We can’t move backward that’s the biggest thing.
In a time of divisiveness, we honor the Veterans who gave all so we could live life with liberty and the pursuit of happiness.