The Rotary Club of Rolla held their Veterans Day Celebration; an afternoon of remembrance honoring our valiant Veterans who put service above self.

Sunday will mark 100 years since the end of World War I, which started in 1914 and ended on Nov. 11, 1918, and is observed annually. The national holiday is a day to pay tribute to all of our nation's Veterans who put their lives on the line for us to live with the freedoms we are able to possess.

“In other countries Veterans Day coincides with their version known as Remembrance Day, which marks the anniversary of the end of World War I – that ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 100 years ago,” said Veteran Lt. Colonel Steve Tupper at the celebration.

Local Veterans who served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army were applauded and were the spotlight of the commemoration held by the Rotarians on Friday, Nov. 9.

The Rotary Club of Rolla collected donations at the celebration, as well as throughout October. The donations were of needed items for the Missouri Veterans Home, paying homage to those the community and communities that span the nation give thanks to; our Veterans.