Veterans day was celebrated near Schylkill Haven at a memorial dedication to the armed forces.
The people there came for many reasons.
Jane Heisner comes from a proud military family. "My dad was in the Navy and World War II, my uncle was in the jungle as an anti-aircraft gunner, my grandson was a Marine, two tours in Iraq and I was in the Air Force in 1954," Heisner said.
The toughest time for her was when her grandson was deployed to Iraq.
"It was a very bad 14 months. He was over there two times for seven months. It was rough," Heisner added.
Her grandson came home safe, but for a Vietnam-era family they weren't so lucky.
"It's very tough. It's been 41 years and it's still in the memory as the day it happened. I doesn't get any easier," said Kate Buzalko of Schuylkill Haven.
A group of students from the Schuylkill Haven School District also honored the veterans.