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CHATHAM, La. (KNOE 8 News) - An Independence Day celebration was held in Jackson Parish Monday ahead of the Fourth of July.

The Navy Junior ROTC from West Ouachita High School was at Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay tribute to veterans.

They did a re-enactment of the Iwo Jima Memorial.

This year marks 68 years since the historic World War II battle.

Students say that they're honored to be able to do this on behalf of veterans.

"Our veterans laid down their lives for us, and i don't see why we can't take a little time out of our lives to do something for them and honor them," says Tyler Bounds, who is a West Ouachita High School student.

Also at the ceremony, flags of every military branch were displayed.

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