KOTA Territory middle school students celebrated Veterans Day early on Friday with a special assembly and a visit from veterans.
Students at Sturgis Williams Middle School spent an hour with veterans, listening to their stories and asking questions.
After the question and answer session the school gathered in the gym for an assembly to honor our veterans; where the students performed songs, and read poetry.
The students say it was a chance for to thank those who fought for our freedom.
"To honor the veterans because they don't have to do it, it's their choice to do it and some of them paid the ultimate price," Max Lyle a seventh grader.
"It's great that the kids are willing to sit there and listen to us talk about our experience in basic training being shipped overseas it just makes you proud that they can respect us," said Mike Mullen a Vietnam Veteran.
Even some of the students' teachers served our country and the students were able to thank some of their teachers who served our country.