A day of honor and prayer felt across the nation -- and the Tennessee Valley.

The Chattanooga area veteran's council hosted its annual service at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Mayor Andy Berke was the guest speaker. 

County commissioners, state legislators and congressional staffers were all there paying their respects to the memory of those who gave their lives defending our freedoms.

More than 51,000 veterans and eligible family members are buried in the national cemetery.