(WTVM) - People throughout the Chattahoochee Valley spent the day honoring our nation's vets this Veterans Day.
The National Infantry Museum in Columbus, which is normally closed on Mondays, kicked things off this morning with many Veterans Day activities.
A veteran who fought at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II tells us why he loves our country.
"Well you know, I think back, the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all," said Robert Jones. "That says it all right there."
Local boy scouts conducted an official flag retirement ceremony at the fire pit behind the museum and girl scouts were there to dedicate a new flag pole at the site of the fire pit.
Many also came out to honor veterans from the Vietnam War.
Servicemen and women in our area were remembered in Columbus at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park.
Members of all branches of military, young and old, came together to honor one another.
The commemoration included vocal performances and several keynote speeches.