He also said that he appreciates when schools and other gros of people put together patriotic performances as a tribute to veterans.
Jones said that he is proud of the service he gave and that he received great opportunities after serving that made it all worthwhile.
“To this day I wouldn’t have changed a thing. It’s a wonderful feeling, being able to serve your country,” Jones said.
Veterans Day was Sunday, Nov. 11, but Jones decided to have the memorial service on Monday instead.
Jones started the day by putting flags around the city of Rexburg with Judy and other veterans and volunteers. The memorial service happened at noon, and consisted of a flag raising ceremony, the pledge of allegiance, patriotic songs by the Madison High School band, an honor guard firing their weapons to salute, pilots from the Legacy Flight Museum flying over the Smith Park and a moment of silence.