University celebrates heroes, a day early

Published 11/10 2013 07:59PM

Updated 11/11 2013 11:07AM

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- They might be a day early, but people at UI say these heroes deserve some extra praise. The ROTC on campus held a service Sunday, honoring 30 local veterans.

More than 100 people came to shake hands and thank them for their service. Both active members and vets agree, that simple gesture makes it all worth it.

"It's very important to look back and look at the millions of lives that have been sacrificed and families that have been sacrificed for the veterans of this country over the last, especially the last hundred years," Major Marine Chris Bourbeau said.

The UI will continue to honor vets Monday with a wreath-hanging at the campus cemetery.

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