Tributes to veterans took place in a variety of ways throughout the Quad Cities area and the country Thursday for Veterans Day.
City leaders and veterans in Bettendorf came out for a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park Thursday afternoon.
Rock Island native William Albrecht gave the keynote speech.
Albrecht was a captain in the Army during the Vietnam War and is an author.
Local 4 Photojournalist Mike Colón was there to capture the event.