Nearly a dozen military veterans were recognized at an early Memorial Day celebration at the Thursday morning.
Each veteran was presented with a certificate, and a plaque with their names was unveiled.
An honor guard was on hand as well as city representatives to mark the celebration coordinated by the and the .
Las Palmas Senior Center Director Luke Euzarraga said he wanted to do something special for the veterans, some of whom are in their 90s.
"Some of the people are not going to be around for very long, so I thought why don't we do something for them," he said. "I know we had people here who fought in World War II and the Korean War."
Robert Slayvin, a Korean War veteran, donned a suit for the occasion. He served as an air traffic controller during the war. He said he appreciated today's ceremony.
"I thought it was wonderful," Slayvin said. "I liked the honor guard."
Euzarraga said it is all a matter of giving credit to whom credit is due.
"These people sacrificed their time and effort to defend our country and give us the right to vote," he said. "[World War II] threatened the whole world. The world is a better place because the U.S. fought in that war."