MUSKEGON, Mich -- On Wednesday, community members came together to give an early "Veterans salute" at Muskegon Community College.
The event was complete with a 21 gun salute and taps.
Chris Bode, a Marine Corps Veteran, enduring three tours over in Iraq attended the event.
“Veterans Day to me is a day to take away from everyone else, everyone`s busy hectic lifestyles and just remembering why we have our freedoms and why we`re able to do what we do,” Bode said.
There will be another ceremony on Sunday at Causeway Memorial Park in Muskegon .
Veterans Day falls on a Sunday every year and will be observed on Monday.