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Two local men stood outside of the Brookshire Blvd exit on I-85 this morning for four hours to celebrate Veterans Day. With flags in hand, they waved to drivers and received honks as a sign of appreciation.

It’s more than just a holiday for them. Nathaniel Drisker and Lewis Hunt are both veterans who are proud to have served this country.

“I fly the flag every day, unless it’s raining. To come out here wasn’t an issue for me,” Drisker said.

He says this is the least he could do.

“My legacy is just to be able to wear the uniform and wear it proudly, to know that I did something for someone in this country,” Drisker said. “And hopefully, the younger guys and ladies will actually do the same for me.”

Drisker served in the military from 1987 to 2001. He says his 14 years of service has made him the person he is today.

Hunt says he is proud to be part of the local veteran community. About 770,000 veterans currently call North Carolina home.

“I’m proud of all the community support, and everybody that waves and honks their horn,” Hunt said.

Every honk makes their hours of standing worth it. After four hours of waving their flag and hands, they call it a day. They say they are proud to bring awareness to a holiday that honors their service.

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