At a Veterans Day ceremony in Marathon County, soldiers laid a wreath at the base of the World War I memorial outside the courthouse, followed by a 21-gun salute and a rendition of "Taps."
Mayor Jim Tipple read a proclamation encouraging everyone to remember the sacrifices soldiers made to protect our nation's freedoms.
One young veteran of the Iraq war says it's an honor to stand with heroes of past wars and share his experiences with them.
"The soldiers now can relate because they've been there also and they've experienced things past veterans have experienced," says SGT Michael Cherette, who now works as an Army recruiter.
Cherette says the best thing people can do for veterans is shake their hand and say "thank you."