MONTOURSVILLE -- Every year, a crowd, made up mostly of veterans, comes together to honor past and present military members at Montoursville Cemetery.
"This is not the only time of uncertainty and conflict we have faced," said a speaker at the event.
This year, the recent presidential election results that have sparked several protests across our country are fresh on their minds.
"I'm concerned about the direction this country is going and we shall see," said Patrick Bailey.
"It reminds me a lot of the Revolution whereas we changed government. We broke away from England with muskets; this time we did it with a ballot box," said Glenn Kaufman.
All of the veterans Newswatch 16 spoke with are OK with people protesting after the election because it's our right as Americans. What they are not so happy about is hearing how people are mistreating the American flag.
"Try doing that in another country other than the United States of America. It's your right; you're free to do that. You couldn't do it in any other country. You wouldn't be around today,” said Bailey.
"Because the flag is the one thing that gives them the right to protest, and I think even no matter how you feel, you should respect the flag because that's what's giving you the rights," said Kaufman.
Kaufman came by himself to the cemetery to honor those veterans living and dead who have their names on a plaque in the cemetery. For him, the annual ceremony is a reminder of the sacrifice he and other veterans made for this country.
"I think it's a good thing. It binds us together. It's nice to see the support of the people," said Kaufman.