Plains Township, Luzerne County- It's been years since they fought for our freedom, but these men and women are still very much our heroes. Dozens of local vets met at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. The "salute" was to honor veterans like Sam Greenberg, who fought in World War II. "I'm from that big war as they call it, the forgotten as they say. It's my way to thank my fellow veterans regardless of when they served." As s former captain in the U.S. Army, keynote speaker Llewellyn Dryfoos III, shared an important message with his fellow veterans."We can never forget what veterans have done, it's absolutely critical. I feel very personally that the soldiers are out defending us today in Afghanistan and throughout the world on a very personal level." says, Dryfoos.The Hazleton Elk's Lodge #200 sponsored the salute to veterans. John Taddei presented a check for one-thousand dollars, to provide this special group of heroes buy everyday essentials."We are mostly all veterans ourselves and we owe everything to the vets for where we are today. For the freedoms we have, and we certainly want to continue to express our gratitude." says, Taddei. While this generation appreciates our vets, some question if the younger generation feels the same way."I find it strange that some of our youngsters do not know much about world war II. I think it's a lost cause, teaching wise. So, i think they should know that we fought so that they could have freedom for all." adds, Greenburg. David Havard volunteers at the VA Hospital. He came with his boy scout troop to honor our vets."These are the people that fought for our freedom, and I thought it would be nice to give back." says, Havard. Even more youngsters came to see the vets. Students from Wyoming Seminary shared their love with Valentine's Day cards. "It's awesome they served our country so I want to help serve them." says, Julian Simons.