(KRON) — For more than a century now, Americans have set aside Nov. 11 as Veterans Day. It’s time to honor those who served in the military and to hear the voices of service members — their stories of sacrifice and of victory.

Hosted by Dan Thorn, this year’s Veterans Voices special introduces you to some of the brave men and women from around the Bay Area. Watch these stories in the video players below.

How a Japanese-American combat unit made history

Ongoing efforts in Marin County to give fallen soldiers proper burial service

Santa Clara University student reflects on being a first-generation veteran

Operation Freedom Paws: Helping Our Veterans