ARLINGTON, Va. (WJW) — The 69th annual National Veterans Day Observance Friday at Arlington National Cemetery honored those who served and continue to serve in the U.S. armed forces.

A Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony began at 11 a.m. at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, conducted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. It was followed by an observance program at the cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater.

Vice President Kamala Harris laid the wreath during the ceremony, hosted by Maj. Gen. Allan Pepin, commanding general of the Joint Task Force-National Capitol Region and U.S. Army District of Washington.

Vice President Harris and others later spoke at the amphitheater.

Accompanying music was from The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.”