- It looked like a typical shooting day for members of the Boulder Junction Shooting Range. But veteran Larry Brown tried something new.
Brown served during Vietnam, the first Gulf War, and the deployment to Bosnia.
"I worked for the CIA for several years," said Brown. "When I got back into the military, that caused me to get into military intelligence."
He got to shoot without putting a dent in his wallet Sunday for an afternoon of shooting trap and skeet. The day was free of charge for veterans.
Brown said he appreciated all this effort that goes into honoring service members on this special day.
"The number of people that say thank you for your service," said Brown. "It really gives you a good feeling."
"I'm afraid we didn't get the accolades that we deserved back then. It was a totally different situation back then," said Boulder Junction Shooting President Robert Conner. "I'm very happy to see the service men and women now getting the respect that they deserve."
Conner served in the Navy in the late 1960's. He said they are a tight group since there are many veterans who come out to pull the trigger.
After a day of perfecting his shot, Brown didn't leave before he said why he's proud to have served our country.
"I remember when Kennedy said 'Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,' " said Brown. "I thought that's something that I could do."
Written By: Adriana Michelle