There is an old adage that says 'those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.'  We can learn so much from those who have gone before us. And there is no more important lesson to learn than the sacrifice, and perils of war.

Veteran's Day provides us with the opportunity to not only thank those who have sacrificed to serve our country, but to teach our children about the conflicts that endangered our country and the world.

There are many events taking place in the Quad Cities today to honor veterans:

- Davenport's Veteran's Day Parade gets underway at 10am, with staging starting at 9am at the Scott County Courthouse. Route details can be found here.

- A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Bettendorf, at 1645 23rd Street.

- The Veterans Day Ceremony at the American Legion (515 W. 1st Avenue) in Milan on gets underway at 11am.

- Veterans Day Ceremonies at the Rock Island National Cemetery begins at 1 p.m.

- Stories are being collected for the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. Veterans, active duty, reserve or guard members are being asked to come to Western Illinois University’s Quad Cities campus from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, November 11 to share their stories

- A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at Hero Street in SIlvis at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 12.