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For Sims family and others, Veterans Day a time of reflection
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Col. John C. Sims (in glasses) opens presents including a rifle at a farewell party in Vietnam in 1970.
Veterans Day is a day to honor those individuals who have fought to maintain the freedoms we have in the United States of America. It has never been a very significant holiday, especially compared to rival holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. For most people it may not be more than a day off work or an opportunity to view a parade.

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