NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) - In New Bern, there was an annual Veterans Day Luncheon held at Temple Baptist Church Friday.
Veterans and their families gathered for a free meal at the church.
The theme this year honored missing or unaccounted for military members.
They also gave out several awards.
Marine veteran Karen Hackner won veteran of the year.
"Every year I have put other members in for this award, and this year I was totally surprised," Hackner said. "I did not know I was put in for this award, and when my name was called, I was really shocked."
Navy veteran Lovay Singleton won the lifetime achievement award.
The Craven County Veterans' Council sponsors the luncheon.