Major Matthew H. Peterson speaks during one of the two Veterans Day ceremonies held in Red Oak on Monday.
What is Veterans Day?

Veterans from Red Oak and Montgomery County were honored in special ceremonies at Red Oak’s middle and high schools on Monday, Nov. 13.

The master of ceremonies was Bob Fenstermann with the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Court of Honor. Fenstermann said it was important to honor all veterans for their duty to our nation.

“A veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check to the United States of America, in an amount up to, and including, their life,” said Fenstermann.