BATESVILLE, AR - Local veterans were honored Sunday at the Independence County Fair.
More than 100 people gathered at the fair's 6th Annual Veterans and Military Appreciation Service.
The community presented each veteran with a medal -- a way to say 'thank you' for their service.
According to veterans Jim Wallace and Van Johns, this is an honor they are not accustomed to receiving.
"I didn't get many, but didn't want any either so I'm just glad I came out unscathed and appreciated those who game more than I did," Wallace said.
"I certainly appreciate them doing this for us. This medal that they give us and honoring us for coming home," said Johns.
Both men say this event reminds them how proud they are to serve this country.