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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The armistice ending World War I was signed 94 years ago today.

This morning, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November, those who have served our country were honored.

Wilmington National Cemetery was full of people who came out to show their support for our troops, both past and present.

Many veterans were there shaking hands and telling stories. One young person told us that it's those stories that inspired her to want to serve her country.

"I think its an honor to be here today," said JROTC cadet Bianca Goodfellow. "Its just life-touching because we can meet the people who fought for us and who went through the pain. Its just amazing."

All of the speakers at today's events emphasized how fortunate we are to live in a free country and that it would not be possible without all those who have fought to protect that freedom.

We spoke with many veterans today and they all agreed that the best way to honor our nation's heroes is to simply thank them for their service.

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