Story by WVUA 23’s Libbi Farrow.

Tuscaloosa’s Veterans of Foreign Wars held its annual Veterans Day celebration at its home post on Monday.

The event was held for community members to come out and support local Tuscaloosa and Cottondale veterans.

Like it is for everyone who has served in the military, Veterans Day is an important day for Kelley Sartain, the Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6022.

“Brotherhood and sisterhood like no other. We all have this common goal and it’s to protect our country and we give ourselves unselfishly” Sartain said.

Many people gathered at the celebration, placing flags up on the side of the road to honor those who have fought and served.

“It means a lot to me to be recognized to be a part of Veteran of Foreign Wars United States in this community because we have done a lot for the community and we got a lot more we can do for the community,” said Walter Turner, Navy veteran who served 25 years and the senior vice commander of Post 6022.

The VFW also held an open house, membership drive and a health fair which included booths from Humana and Walgreens

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