Local church treats almost 60 WW II vets to dinner - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Local church treats almost 60 WW II vets to dinner

 

VESTAVIA HILLS, AL (WBRC) - Lakeside Baptist Church held a Veteran's Day celebration.

The church is proud to have of almost sixty members who fought in World War II in its congregation.

Each veteran who attended was honored with a proclamation from Governor Bob Riley.

The USO style event included live music from the 40's reminding them of the good times of that era.

This event was the church's way of showing how much they are appreciated for their sacrifice.

Veteran William Dupree is thankful he survived World War II and is glad he served because he says it was the right thing to do.

It's sad, he added, because all of his crew members have since passed away.

"I'm thankful for people who understand what we went through and hope people continue to want to protect our country," said Dupree.

"I don't want to be called a hero because the heroes are still over there buried over there we were fortunate enough to get back alive," said Guy Dill.

Some of the vets at the church have been on the Honor Flight to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington DC.

The church plans a trip to New Orleans for the vets to visit the National World War II Museum.

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