Millions of Americans are taking time to pay tribute to our men and women in uniform. Many others will be honoring our veterans who've paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thirty-two wounded warriors were recognized Monday morning in Huntsville for their courage and service.
Kathy Ramsey and her family were also paid tribute. Her son Captain Chip Ramsey was killed last year in Afghanistan. The fallen soldier was awarded a purple heart and a gold star banner. "It's actually bittersweet because you're so proud of the man he became. And for him to serve his country. But then it's also sad that you know you're not going to have him here, but his memory lives on," Ramsey said.
Sergeant Keith Hale was also recognized for his courage and service. Hale suffered a brain injury in Iraq after being hit by bomb fragments. He says he feels honored to be recognized. "I think it's awesome. This whole week has been awesome. Everybody has enjoyed it," Hale said.
Since last week the wounded warriors have been attending many activities in Huntsville and relaxing with their families.