Veterans hope country moves forward together after election

Posted at 6:23 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 20:00:50-05

On Friday, veterans in the metro came together to honor those who have served this country for Veterans Day.

Most of the people who gathered at the Vietnam Memorial in Kansas City served in the Vietnam War. 

The wall lists 385 names of people across the metro who served in the Vietnam War, 25 of which are still missing in action. People at the ceremony have high hopes on moving forward after the election. 

"I would like to get everybody to come together I mean not just behind veterans but behind this country,” said Vietnam veteran Popeye Mathis. 

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Just days after the nation elected Donald Trump opponents have taken to the streets from New York to California, and right here in Kansas City. It had veterans asking what can be done to reunite the country. 

"I've served under some commander and chiefs that I did not like at all, but he was my commander and chief and I backed him 100 percent,” said Mathis.

"It’s a camaraderie that you have that I would dearly love to be able to see in all of our country,” said Vietnam veteran Richard Lane.



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