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BENTON CITY, Wash--  Veterans Day at the Herr household.

"Today is hard," explains Jamie.  "I don't know how to explain it.  It's good for the support, good to show your support for the veterans.  Not only the ones that have served, but the ones who serving."

It is day of overwhelming support for troops both past and present.  But this for small family of four, it is also a day of quiet reflection.

"This day reminds me of the holidays that get closer and closer and closer, and the holidays I'm missing out on my husband," adds Jamie.

Staff Sergeant Gregory Herr has been deployed in Afghanistan since October.  It is his second tour of duty overseas.  

"It's hard to be away from my dad because I can't touch him.  Like, hold his hand when I'm crossing the street because I miss him so much and I can't see him that much," says his 9 year-old daughter, Makena.

That's why his family made yellow ribbons to wear to honor their father.

"The yellow ribbon stands for that we're supporting someone that's serving for us," adds Makena.

For soldiers, it is a battle on the frontline.  For families, it is a battle at home.

"But I'm very proud of him," adds Jamie.  I can't be more proud of anyone."

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