Several Cherokee County firefighters and firefighter recruits took time to pay their respects to five Vietnam Veterans who were buried yesterday at the Georgia National Cemetery located on Knox Bridge Highway.
The five veterans were a part of the Missing in America Project that tries to identify the veterans and inters the unclaimed remains.
Cherokee County firefighter, Lt. Brad Gravitt, heard about the heroes being laid to rest yesterday and contacted Capt. Marc Liscio and Sgt. Nate Sullivan and told them about the ceremony that was going to be held at 11:30. Capt. Liscio contacted the firefighters with Station 13 who traveled to the cemetery to show their support and Sgt. Sullivan informed the new firefighter recruits about what was going on and they coordinated their lunch break around the ceremony so they could attend.
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services appreciates all the men and women who serve in the military and we were honored to pay our respects to these American heroes of the Vietnam War.