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Albany Colleges combine to thank Veterans

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November 9, 2007

Albany - Darton College, Albany Tech and Albany State University come together to honor United States veterans. The three institutions jointly thanked the sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines for their sacrifice and service in the military during a service at Albany State on Friday.

The family members of those veterans were also thanked for giving up their loved ones, some to never see them again. Retired Colonel Harriet Staten, an ASU grad and Army Veteran said the reason to salute veterans comes down to one simple phrase, "Freedom is not free".   She said, "Because of all the sacrifices that have been made before us from soldiers, airmen and all the military, we just enjoy those freedoms and we take it for granted because we expect them. And it's just not, freedom isn't free. There are a lot of people that have paid the price for us to do what we do."

More than 25 million Americans are veterans. There are more than one million Americans on active duty serving in more than 120 countries. Veterans day is traditionally observed on November 11th at 11 AM.

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