It's Veterans Day across the nation. In Rochester, there were several ceremonies honoring men and women who have served in the military, protecting our nation's freedom.
Some of the brave who fought in the Battle of the Bulge 69 years ago were honored Monday morning.
The Port of Rochester building in Charlotte was the setting for the annual event featuring World War II veterans. Most of those vets are now in their 90s, but time does not dull the clarity from the memories of their service.
"Today is a very somber day in one sense. It is also a pleasant day, because we're honoring all veterans who served in all of our services over the range of time that this country has been in existence. The members of the World War II are getting pretty slim. We're all getting into our 90s and so forth. We are very happy pleased and proud to recognize all of the veterans," said WWII vet Richard Brookins.
For many years, Battle of the Bulge vets have laid a wreath on the Genesee River on Veterans Day, remembering their fallen comrades.