JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Over 400 veterans from all military branches gathered at the Veterans Memorial Arena Saturday for the quarterly Vets4Vets event.

The gathering presented an opportunity to recognize veterans and their family members for their sacrifices. Local businesses and organizations were also on scene to accept resumes and provide career opportunities for veterans.

Attendees included Gold Start mother Rena Croft, who came in honor of her son who was killed in the Vietnam War in 1968.

The Black Creek Young Marines paid their respects by posting the Colors and singing the National Anthem.

City Council President Aaron Bowman spoke at the event and stressed to the crowd the importance of veterans in Jacksonville's economic development.