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Parkway High School holds military tattoo ceremony to honor Veteran's Day

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BOSSIER CITY, La. -

Several local schools celebrated Veterans Day around the Ark-La-Tex today.

In Bossier City, Parkway High School's Jr. ROTC cadets presented a military tattoo ceremony.

It's a 300-year-old military tradition.

Retired Lt. Col. George Finck was the schools honored guest and was re-presented with the Air Force Cross medal during the ceremony for his service during the Vietnam War.

"It was more meaningful to me than when I actually had the medal presented by a 4-Star General back in 1969," Finck said.

The show included a performance by the school band's drum corps, danceline, and choir, as well six students who took the oath to become enlisted members of the U.S. military.

"I've definitely become a better citizen through the program. We clean the planes and I've just been a part of that and it's been really an experience for me," says 4-year Jr. ROTC student Treasure Winters.

A bald eagle also made an appearance at the ceremony.

Lt. Col. Finck says it's great to see so many young people supporting veterans and heeding the call serve in the Armed Forces.

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