TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Wednesday morning, local veterans and their families gathered at Veterans Memorial Park in Tupelo for a fish fry.
More than 30 local veterans who were deployed overseas came together for a day of family fun.
The meal was a way for veterans to come together and be welcomed back into the community.
"We're all thankful to be alive, and it's just good for us to get with the guys. Again, we've got a special bond. It's hard to explain; we're like brothers," said Jerry Smith, a Vietnam War veteran.
Veterans were able to share their experiences both on and off the battlefield.