SAN ANTONIO -- On Friday, people across the country celebrated Veterans Day, and Military City, USA was no exception, with dozens of people gathering at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery for its annual Veterans Day celebration.
Men and women, young and old, members of the military, and civilians all united to honor those who served the United States.
"It's great that everyone comes together today and set aside our differences and honor our veterans," Marine Sgt. Thiago Alves said.
Veterans Day is celebrated on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year because it's the day World War I ended.
Daryl and Sue Cunningham, both Army veterans, met at Fort Sam Houston during their officer training back in 1971. They couldn't imagine a better place to recognize their fellow veterans.
"We have so many memories of Fort Sam and all the wonderful things. It's so nice to see the young veterans, the young, active-duty members, and their families and to thank them for all they do," Sue said.
For more than a dozen service members, Friday was also the day they took the oath to become United States Citizens. Bikash Bhandari is proud and excited to be an American, and a member of this country's military.
"We would be very much excited and happy to gain the citizenship on Veterans Day because of all the services that our Army and our Marines they have provided to us, this country, and being part of this team," he said. "It's much more honorable for me as well."