Hundreds Gather in Fayetteville for the Veterans Day Parade



"Because it honors the veterans and their families", said Lynn Adams, a U.S. Army paratrooper who served between 1959 and 1962. The holiday began as Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I as the allied forces and Germany agreed to a ceasefire.

The Veterans Day commemoration continued with a auto show featuring hundreds of classic and custom vehicles, collector cars and motorcycles in the parking lot at Huntington City Beach.

"It's a great day to get together and celebrate, what all the soldiers that have served our country have done", Chaplain Terry Bell with the Tennessee National Guard said.

© Spencer Platt - Getty Images NYC Veterans Day Parade, 2016.

The number 11 is actually very important for Veterans day as its a reference to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when World War 1 formally ended, so changing it to October didn't go over well.

And even though they are veterans 365 days a year, November 11 is always an extra special day for folks here.

The Veterans Day Service will still take place, but has been moved indoors.

Vietnam, Korean, World War II and other veterans all came out to be a part of the parade on Monday.

"This is a day when we put politics aside to focus on honoring our veterans and to recommit ourselves as a community to provide them with the services they have earned, the services they deserve and, for many, the services they were denied", United War Veterans Council (UWVC) Chairman Douglas McGowan said in a statement. Atlantic Standard Time; 2:11 p.m.