Veterans honored in Clearfield

Posted at 7:07 PM, Nov 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-11 21:07:33-05

CLEARFIELD -- Veterans in Clearfield honored two families who lost their sons.

One soldier died in Qatar this summer and the other was shot to death in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting.

The names of the men are now engraved on an honor wall at the local American Legion. The wall is a tribute to the lost and fallen from World War I to the War on Terrorism.

“I think all the veterans should be honored, not just today but every day,” said Antionette Stapley, a fallen soldier's wife.

The families etched over their soldiers’ names engraved on the honor wall at the American Legion Post 134.

Teena Nemelka said it's a wonderful tribute to her son, who enlisted but died before he was deployed to Afghanistan.

“He was killed on Fort Hood on the military base, by the shooter that killed 13 other people on Nov. 5, 2009,” Nemelka said.

The families say it's sad to think more names will be listed on the wall, but it's important they aren't forgotten.