TRAVERSE CITY — Charlie Johnston, a Vietnam veteran, was one of many heroes at the Open Space who handed out medallions to his other heroes and small American flags to those who entered the Open Space.
Johnston works for Cherryland Electric Cooperative, the sponsor of Heroes Day, a National Cherry Festival salute to military heroes, past and present, as well as first responders.
"It’s not just the military, but the police, the firemen, EMT, the whole gamut. We appreciate the first responders," Johnston said. "We are especially thinking of the firemen in Arizona today."
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