Some veterans got a special honor yesterday in Rockford.
Lifescape on South Alpine celebrated an event called "We Honor Veterans".
Men and women from all branches of the military got pinned, and earned a certificate for their time in service.
Coordinators say while there are holidays to honor veterans, taking time to do an event like this is significant.
"You value the fact that veterans are all around us, and we want to make sure that veterans are always being honored." said Scott Hale, a volunteer chaplain with Hospice Care of America.
The event also had patriotic songs, and displayed the personal belongings relating to the veterans’ military service.