On September 11, 2001, thousands of police officers, fire fighters and men and women volunteered and risked their lives to try to save others.
And, of course, that includes military.
That was 11 years ago. Veterans say now, more than ever, we need to give thanks to those heroes.
They say, whether you agree with a foreign conflict or not, it's important to support those who serve.
J. Jones is a Korean War veteran who says it's important to respect those who do risk their lives.
"The important thing is to realize that soldiers don't go to war on their own. We carry out a national policy. We carry out a direction that our politicians had told us to do. And that is the challenge that we have," said Jones. "Even though we may not personally agree with a particular conflict, because our nation asked us to serve, we have military members who step forward and say, take me."
Veterans say it's special to remember troops on days like September 11, but it's also important to remember and appreciate them every day.
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