YAKIMA, WA. -- It was a special day to end Selah Community Days. And it wasn't about the carnival or the food. It was about giving one veteran a special moment he'll remember for life.
His song was first written and sung with that guitar in Iraq during Desert Storm. Donny Mcloud performed the song called 'Freedom' for his company on countless occasions, and it helped them get through the hard times. Even today, Donny still sings the song to himself when times are tough.
"It means freedom for me to be able to play it," Donny Mcloud said. "So when I get in a place where I start thinking about things that happened over there I'll play it and I'll remember the good times that happened over there which there are actually."
Four veterans were honored for their service in a ceremony Sunday afternoon. Sunday was Armed Services Appreciation Day and the final day of the Selah Community Days.
"It's been nice, folks have been turning out and having a great time," David Gordon said.
Overall, an estimated 8 thousand people come to the weekend's festivities. And it was all made possible thanks to the sacrifice these men made for our freedom.
OOrganizerssay this event have been around for almost a hundred years. And like it says in the name, they always try to bring out the community for some good family fun.