Medals are given to those who risked their lives, to fight for freedom.
The V.F.W. Post 2590 awarded veterans with the recognition reward program, specifically for World War II, Vietnam and Korean war veterans. Today eleven area veterans were honored. One served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. The ten others served in Vietnam.
U.S. Navy veteran Rocky Artym says that he was honored to receive the award for serving in Vietnam.
"Everything about this is a positive thing, I think about this, that the exposure we had here today and family for some people it's a reminder for others it's a little chapter they can put behind them and I think that today peoples views on veterans is a little different than when we were in service and stuff before and I think it makes the families very proud where as before they might not have felt that way" says Artym.
On December 15th these vets will lay wreaths at fellow veterans graves for Wreaths Across America.