TOMS RIVER - The annual Ocean County Veterans Day Parade took place this morning in Toms River.

The parade honors the men and women who have served in our nation's armed forces.

Family members, friends and local school children were all in attendance at the event.

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and marked the end of World War I on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. The name was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor the veterans of all wars.