Updated: Sunday, 11 Nov 2012, 6:34 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 11 Nov 2012, 1:25 PM EST
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Sunday's beautiful weather served as a welcome backdrop for a Veterans Day ceremony along the water in West Haven.
About a hundred people turned out at the Veteran's Walk of Honor to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice as well as those who served and are still serving.
One World War II vet on hand was Dave Hewston. He has four sons who served -- two in Vietnam -- and a grandson son soon deploying to Afghanistan.
His thoughts are on fellow soldiers who didn't make it home.
"I have albums and I go through them and look at the pictures," he said.
"We did what we had to do and we made sure we done it."
"The sad part of all of this is most of us only remember these men and women on who served on Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Pearl Harbor," said Lori Grenfell, president of the Veterans Council. "Well, we need to do better. What about our homeless vets? What about the vets that live at the VA?"
The Veterans Council is launching a buy a brick fundraising effort that runs until February.