CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. -- Communities across the country took time out of their weekend to celebrate our veterans.

Here at home, a community in Concord put together a special celebration Saturday for veterans.

Members of Junior ROTC, as well as Honor Guard members, the Ladies of the Auxiliary and many others paid tribute to local veterans with a presentation of colors and a wreath presentation.

Folks at the events said events like this are important for both veterans and younger generations.

"Man, that's an education you can't put into words," one person told NBC Charlotte.