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Twinsburg honors hometown heroes with special street banners

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 10:07:57-05

TWINSBURG, Ohio — From the coronavirus pandemic to the election, America’s veterans are sometimes forgotten and don’t often get the recognition they deserve.

"With everything that's going on, people forget that there's still conflicts and veterans are losing their lives."

To make sure veterans receive the recognition they deserve in the community, the Twinsburg VFW organized a project that’s been more than a year in the making.

The streets of Twinsburg are now lined with banners honoring the city’s hometown heroes who are serving, or have served in the military.

The banners were hung just in time for Veterans Day next week, and for vets like Floyd Spice, who served in the Korean War, it’s a long-overdue gesture of gratitude.

“It makes me feel special because I know there's a lot more servicemen that got banners up and why mine is up and not a hundred other ones, I don't know,” Spice said.

"I appreciate this recognition though. A lot of times you think, nobody gives a damn,” he added.

If you or someone you know is a vet from Twinsburg, you can contact the VFW to get a banner.

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