The Lima News feels strongly that the service of veterans living in this area should be recognized. This is why this Salute to Veterans section was created and it continues yet today. This special section honors the many men and women who have served our country in the past or who are currently serving our country. Stories from veterans, told in their own words, are published here along with the photos that they shared. For this year’s publication, The Lima News asked veterans to share their memories of the military gear they were issued in the service.