KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Thousands of people came out to Union Station on Sunday for the annual "Celebration at the Station" event. They watched fireworks, listened to the Kansas City Symphony and paid tribute to the men and women who have served our country.
"Some of the guys I don't have around anymore and some of my buddies that I still have around, I am truly blessed," said Mickey York, who served in the U.S. Navy. "I wouldn't trade it, one single second of the military experience, believe me."
FOX 4 had the honor to talk to a World War II veteran who was at the event.
"I never dreamed of it, I never dreamed I would live in Kansas City but here we are," said Willaim Ernest Sifford.
Sifford said it felt good to be recognized for the sacrifices he has made for our country.
FOX 4's very own Abby Eden and Phil Witt helped kick off the annual event.
Thousands of people enjoyed the firework show after the symphony performed.