The School of Mines is saying thank you to a very special group on its campus.
In a ceremony at the Surbeck Center, student veterans were honored and thanked for their service.
A service flag to remember those still deployed was lowered to be replaced with a new one.
Student vets will also be remembered on a new "Veterans Alumni Plaque" that was unveiled as well.
Mines President Dr. Heather Wilson, an Air Force veteran herself, says that Veterans Day is a very special day, "Memorial Day is when we honor those who didn't come back, but Veterans Day is to thank those for their service who did and we are very, very thankful for our veterans and particularly for our veterans who are here as students on our campus.
Wilson also spoke about the vital role student vets play at the school, "At the School of Mines we have 158 veterans active duty service members or guard members & this is a very veteran friendly campus and this is our day to say thank you."
The School of Mines has been recognized many times by GI Jobs magazine as one of the most military friendly schools in the nation.