Hundreds of Jacksonville residents surrounded the Downtown Square this morning to salute the brave men and women who serve our country.
The annual Veterans Day Ceremony featured speeches from local veterans, patriotic music from the Jacksonville High School band and even some emotional tears from a few individuals in attendance.
Mayor Andy Ezard praised the efforts of the ceremony this year.
Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer says honoring the veterans is an important tradition Americans should remember.
“They put everything on the line for us, so the least we could do for them is put on a ceremony to show our appreciation and that we support them.”