Petty Officer 3rd Class Elentro Brent, left, drinks a Slurpee along with Petty Officer 3rd Class Rodgess Blont, as part of the 7-Eleven "Operation Thank You" event Wednesday. (Stephanie Oberlander/AP IMAGES FOR 7-ELEVEN)

Since 1954, Americans have honored veterans of U.S. wars through tributes, celebrations and parades, and The Post is collecting their — and your — stories.

Share your story in one of two ways:

— Visit and post your stories directly to our Veterans Day page.

— Use the Twitter hashtag #veteranstributes.

View the conversation and related Veterans Day news after the jump:

Veterans Day news:

-- Bell ringing, storytelling, wreath-laying. Here’s a list of D.C.-area Veterans Day activities compiled by Going Out Guide.

-- First lady, Disney stars meet up to support military families

-- Yellowstone among more than 100 national parks waiving entrance fees Veterans Day weekend

-- Metro plans major work during Veterans Day Weekend

-- Across the nation, Civil War soldiers to be honored on Veterans Day

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