For a sparsely populated area, Grant County is home to a high rate of veterans.
Of the roughly 7,200 residents, more than 10 percent have served their country — 809, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
One of those veterans, Ret. Army Staff Sgt. Bob Van Voorhis, said rural Grant County residents have always answered the call to serve.
“This county and Eastern Oregon in general has contributed an awful lot to the freedoms and everything else