Several area residents turned up to the Clay County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon to honor past and present Veterans.
On Wednesday, the country took time out to celebrate Veterans Day. A handful of businesses across the county conducted individual ceremonies as well.
The Brazil Concert Band entertained guests at the courthouse Wednesday with several song selections.
Following the band's final song, the crowd witnessed the presentation of colors as the American Flag and Indiana State Flag were brought to the front. The flags were marched down United States 40 to the entrance of the courthouse.
After the concert band performed again, V.F.W. Post 1127 Commander Steve Cohee addressed the crowd and veterans on hand.
"All veterans have one thing in common: The pride of our nation," Cohee said.
Indiana Air National Guard Lt. Col. Wayne Booker -- the event's featured speaker -- then took the podium.
"This is a day of celebration and reflection," Booker said. "It's a celebration to honor all American Veterans for service.
"Every one of you deserves the admiration of an entire country," Booker continued.
Following a rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner," by the band with voice accompaniment by Clay County Recorder Joe Dierdorf, shots were volleyed and band buglers performed "Taps," to close the procession.