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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Many south Georgians are celebrating and honoring the men and women who've served this nation at war.
That celebratory spirit was evident in Rochelle as people there honored veterans with a special dedication.
Citizens in the small community of Rochelle turned out for a Blue Star Dedication.
A stars that hung atop many flag poles in years past.
"Most folks who had members in services displayed a blue star memorial flag," said Carlton Fisher, Korean War Veteran.
Veteran Carl Fisher knows all too well what the star represent to him and so many others.
"After WWII the National Garden Club picked up the cause and initiated the cause to dedicate blue star memorial highways, which was a way of remembering the veterans of WWII," said Fisher.
Later the program was expanded to include other markers like the one dedicated.
"It's a project we decided in on February to honor and pay tribute to our veterans, in the past, present and future," said Hazel Collier, Alberta Crummey Garden Club.
A permanent marker to make sure the sacrifice they made are not forgotten.
"They don't get the huge parades and all that other communities may have, and we all need to remember especially the young people veterans paid the price for them to have a free life and to have freedom of speech," said Rep. Ross Tolleson, Senate District 20.
A freedom many in attendance feel deeply about.
"If you may have noted when I made the talk I came close to cracking. I can cry when you talk about this country this flag, and the uniform," said Fisher.
He hopes people never forget what he and countless others fought for.
"And unless we leave some markers to remind folk of what it was and what we went through and why the situation is as it is today is because of sacrifices," said Fisher.