To all those who have ever worn a uniform and served to make America the greatest nation on Earth, thank you.
For four decades, Saint Leo University has had the privilege of serving those who have served through its proud educational partnership with the military.
Today the university commemorates Veterans Day 2013 and concludes its yearlong 40th anniversary celebration with events that honor all who have served, or who are currently serving, our country in the United States Armed Forces. (Click morning or evening to watch the ceremonies via live stream.)
From poets to politicians, famous people over the years have paid tribute to these brave men and women. Here, accompanied by images and music, are some of their inspirational words.