Hundreds of people gathered at the Veterans Park in Washington this morning to honor and salute Veterans.
Active duty and Veterans from all branches of the military joined with civilians to sing the national anthem.
Speakers at the event encouraged the crowd to be mindful of the challenges today's Veterans face as they return home from combat.
Mike Herbert is a retired Senior Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force and says, "Veteran's Day is for the Veterans. It's for me. It's for this entire band of brothers out here. We're all on the same side. We all went through hell and came back home."
Herbert says he loves to see such large turnouts at Veterans Day celebrations.