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Veterans Home celebrates Flag Day

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Flag Day isn't until Saturday but on Wednesday, the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home on U.S. Highway 165 celebrated early.

Residents and staff were treated to a steak lunch with all the fixings and live entertainment provided by the Hale Gospel Cowboy Band.  

Retired Major Richard Sherman, the last known surviving flying tiger, said the flag represents freedom to him.

"It means everything. It sure does. It means everything,” Sherman said.

World War II Veteran Lee Douglas feels the same way.

"It means everything to me. It means I am a citizen of the United States, the big worldwide United States, the greatest country in the world," Douglas said.   

The steak lunch was provided by The CABLE Group, Kilpatrick's Funeral Homes, Premier Hospice and Tru Care.
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