ALBANY, N.Y. -- On Monday, the Veterans Recognition Luncheon was held at the Beltrone Living Center.
Hundreds of veterans and their families attended the annual event that features food and live music. Each veteran was recognized for his or her service.
A ceremony was also held to remember and honor prisoners of war, and those who remain missing in action.
"It's a privilege to serve the country, but it's also something that the public should recognize because it's a lot of boys gave their lives to keep us free and I think that that should be recognized," said Howard Hontz, U.S. Air Force Sergeant.
The event was put on by American Legion Joseph E. Zaloga Post 1520.