Disabled Veterans honored at Sawyer Point

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Veterans day is Monday, and celebrations are happening across the tri-state in its honor.

This morning over 2,000 people walked, ran, rolled their wheelchairs and rode motorcycles in the Disabled American Veterans 5k at Sawyer Point. It's the inaugural event of its kind put on by Disabled American Veterans, an organization dedicated to ensuring that veterans lead high-quality lives and receive proper benefits for themselves and their families.

"This national 5k is the first of its kind for DAV to give our community a way to thank those who have served out country," said Marc Burgess, CEO and National Adjutant of DAV. "It also is an opportunity to raise awareness to the issues our nation's heroes face when they return home after service, especially when the number of disabled veterans is expected to rise from 3 million to 4 million by the end of the decade."

The event included a tribute motorcycle ride and an honor ceremony to celebrate and say "thank you" to all service men and women.