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the story of the wereth eleven - has been hidden in history -- until friday. wdvm's aliah williamson shares more about their story... &lt;&lt; "more than 200,000 veterans live in west virginia...making it the state with the largest number of veterans per capita. but this veterans day, one west virginia vet and his 10 comrades finally received the recognition they deserved. aliah williamson reporting: on friday, senator joe manchin honored the wereth 11...11 african-american soldiers killed in the line of duty during world war two. james stewart, one of those soldiers...was raised in piedmont, west virginia. they surrendered. they were captured...hopeful to save lives, and they did. kip price has advocated for years...to share their story. when they gave the ultimate sacrifice, you can't give no more. you give your life. those are the true heroes, and we just want people to educate them...when you get education, you have awareness...and through awareness, appreciation. kipp has kept this alive, and kipp is from the piedmont area. so he is the one that kept this alive, and made sure that we never gave up...and brought it to our attention. senator manchin traveled to keyser to formally present a resolution to honor the soldiers. the passing of resolution 99...solidifies their place in history. therefore, be it resolved that the senate, on behalf of the united states, recognizes the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of the 11 african-american soldiers of the 33rd artillery battalion unit. the senator says this is a good reflection on west virginia. i think it just says who we are as a people, who we've always been. it speaks volumes of the people we have, the patriotism our state has.

"three copies of the resolution were given out at the ceremony, including one to a descendent of west virginia, i'm aliah williamson, wdvm news." >> morgan: the




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