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Wild Adventures celebrates Memorial Day

Sharon Smith uses her piece of chalk to write a thank you message to the troops Sharon Smith uses her piece of chalk to write a thank you message to the troops
Sharon Smith (right) with her son William Smith (left) who recently graduated from USMC basic training Sharon Smith (right) with her son William Smith (left) who recently graduated from USMC basic training
Lonnie Leadbetter Lonnie Leadbetter
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

With Summer underway, Wild Adventures is getting busier...and Monday some guests took time to help honor our military.
 
Guests were given a piece of chalk when they entered the park which they could use to wright tributes to the troops.

One guest wrote a thank you to the troops in honor of her two children who are currently in the military.

"I wish it was a little more often than just Memorial Day or July 4th, but, you know, we appreciate what we are given," said Sharon Smith.

A Marine Corps veteran, Lance Corporal Lonnie Leadbetter, who was also enjoying some time at the park expressed his feelings about Memorial day.

"Remember the veterans of all conflicts, of every branch, of every country and just take that into consideration whenever [you] do get out and enjoy the day," said Leadbetter. "A lot of people did pay the ultimate price for us to have this day." 
 
Wild Adventures will be open seven days a week from now through the beginning of August.

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