COLORADO SPRINGS - Community members gathered on Monday for the annual Armed Forces Week luncheon.
The luncheon is meant to honor our enlisted men and women.
It also provides an opportunity for the community to express its gratitude to the military for their dedication and service to the country.
Several big names were in attendance on Monday, including Congressman Doug Lamborn and Mayor John Suthers.
"I think it's terrific that the city shows its support for the military and thanks them for their sacrifices and of course.
Let's face it, the military is a huge part of our economy, and we want to keep this relationship," said Mayor Suthers.
Suthers says he enjoys getting to meet with military members and hearing all of their unique stories.