Fort Drum paused Friday to honor America's veterans.

The national anthem played and soldiers young and old saluted.

A wreath was placed near the 10th Mountain Division's Climb to Glory statue.

There was a  moment of silence for soldiers who lost their lives in battle.

Some original members of the 10th were honored, too.

"They represent an incredible national effort in the fact that they continue their service today and every day, not just today, in support of the 10th Mountain, is truly meaningful for all of us" said Maj. Gen. Mark Milley, commander of the 10th.

"It means a lot to me," said World War II veteran Howard Sebold.

"Even though maybe it's only one day out of the year, it's one day that's really special," Sebold said.

Veterans Day falls on Sunday this year. Monday is the "observed" holiday, but many across the north country were honoring veterans Friday.