By DeJanay Booth

(CBS Detroit) — Metro Detroit communities on Thursday found different ways celebrate the men and women who served in the armed forces.

In Sterling Heights, the city held it annual Veteran’s Day ceremony with remarks from veterans, music from Henry Ford II High School band and a 21-gun salute.

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The event ended on the symbolic laying of wreaths and posting of colors by Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Students at the Woodhave-Browntwon School District in Woodhaven planned a special drive-thru Veteran’s Day parade.

Fifth grade students used the motto “Never forget – Thank a vet” as they look to remember those who served.

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