As the nation prepares to honor those who served, fought, and perished in the name of their country, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans held a special event where aging veterans were able to meet with visitors and share war stories while special hand-made scarves were knitted in their honor.
Saturday marked the first of what will be three days of Veterans Day commemorations across the United States.
The holiday falls on a Sunday, and the federal observance is on Monday. It's the first such day honoring the men and women who served in uniform since the last U.S. troops left Iraq in December 2011.
It's also a chance to thank those who stormed the beaches during World War II — a population that is rapidly shrinking with most of those former troops now in their 80s and 90s.