President Barack Obama used his weekly address to the nation to pay tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given so much in service of America.

The President's message was simple, thoughtful, and completely accurate.

"We honor them and all those who serve to keep us free and strong."

Today is the one day of the year that opinions of war, and our country's role in the world should be set aside.  Today is the day that we should lift those up that have sacrificed so much to help our country.

If you know a veteran, or see one randomly today, please take a minute to tell them thank you.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Veterans Day right here in Flint and surrounding areas.  Courtesy of WNEM, here is a list of some of the local events.

Flint: At 9 a.m. there will be breakfast, a ceremony, honor guard, drill team, choir, and a gust speaker at the University of Michigan-Flint Michigan room.

Flint: At 11 a.m. there will be a traditional service at the McFarlan Memorial Park.

Clio: At 10:55 a.m. there will be a parade from PNC Bank to Veterans Park. At 11 a.m. there will be a service at the park.

Swartz Creek: At 11 a.m. there will be a ceremony at Veterans Memorial. After the ceremony there is bean soup and bologna sandwiches at VFW on Elms Road.

Holly: At 11 a.m. there will be wreath laying, flags from each branch of service presented, and a keynote speaker at the National Veterans Cemetery.

Midland: At 11 a.m. at the courthouse there will be guest speakers including U.S. Representative-elect John Moolenaar.

Saginaw: At 11 a.m. there will be a ceremony at Hoyt Park Veterans Plaza.

Bay City: The USS EDSON will have the color guard perform at 11 a.m.. The ship will be open for tours all day for a donation.