People across the state are honoring those who served in the military on this Veterans Day. There are parades and ceremonies in many communities and other events where veterans get to tell their stories of service.
Cornell Wilson, Jr. is the Secretary for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for North Carolina. He says it is always important to thank veterans for their service.
"We have roughly 800,000 veterans in this state, a combination of retirees and those that just got off active duty and they are a very vital part of our community," says Wilson.