It’s Veterans Day, and many events are planned across the area to pay tribute to men and women in uniform.
The annual Veterans Day parade in downtown Springfield steps off at around 10:20 this morning from 10th and Capitol.
This year, parade organizers have decided to keep politicians out of the lineup, in order to keep the focus on veterans.
The parade will head west on Capitol to the Statehouse, where a cerermony will be held in the rotunda.
Ceremonies are also planned at UIS, Lincoln Land Community College, and Camp Butler National Cemetery.