Marches, parades, bands, gun-salutes, white-glove salutes.
Any recognition given to the civilians who died in wars, invasions, occupations, a hundred thousand armed conflicts? The civilian dead likely number a hundred times the military dead.
As the Bob Dylan song goes, "how many times must cannonballs fly before they're forever banned?"
The best way to honor Veterans, methinks, is to eliminate the causes of wars, invasions, occupations...
I leave it to you to list such causes.