A 16-foot tall bronze statue of a Special Forces Soldier on horseback will lead the New York City Veterans Day Parade today. Titled "De Oppresso Liber," the statue memorializes the soldiers who rode into battle in Afghanistan after 9-11 on horseback.

1st Sergeant Michael Elmore was one of those soldiers and thanked New York for helping give the status a home.

Listen to what he had to say, HERE:

Listen to Elmore as he describes the challenges of the mission:

1st Sergeant Mark Baker, of the Special Ops Aircrew was another one of those soldiers.

Listen to what he had to say, HERE:

In Washington, DC, ceremonies were held today to honor America's Soldiers. 

Listen here, to Honor Guard Soldiers in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns: 

Around the world - Veterans Day is otherwise known as Armistice Day is marked by many nations worldwide.

FOX News Radio's Alastair Wanklyn reports from London:

Eleven Facts for Veterans Day 11-11-11

1 -- On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month -- November 11, 1918 ---  is generally regarded as the end of "the war to end all wars" [VA]

2 -- An Act approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday-a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day." [VA]

3 -- President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars [VA]

4 -- At least 1,034,762 men and women gave their lives to defend the United States

5 -- More than 41 million American men and women have served the nation in times of war

6 -- There are more than 22 million living American Veterans [VA]

7 -- American veterans own 2.4 million businesses

8 -- 1,425,113 active service members today

9 -- 11.2 million veterans are in the labor force today

10 -- 859,000 unemployed veterans in October 2011 -- represents about 6.1% of all unemployed persons

11 -- In 2000, 6.1% of all living veterans were women - estimated to be 8.1% in 2011