Veterans were recognized for their service at the Van Wert County Fair on Friday, enjoying ham and beans, cornbread and conversation with some friendly faces.
Celebrating more than 30 years, the Van Wert County Veterans Service Office honored area veterans with food, music, door prizes and an opportunity to catch up with fellow service men and women.
Taking part in Friday's festivities, veteran Andrew Rickard and a handful of veterans who marched, presenting colors. Rickard is proud to be a veteran standing alongside others who served before him.
The Van Wert County Fair will continue throughout the weekend with music, a rodeo and a demolition derby. The fair will come to an end on Monday night with a truck pull.