Students of Sierra Lutheran High School took the opportunity to connect with veterans on a personal level Friday at the first Veterans Day assembly since the school's inception.
The assembly also featured a fife and drum duo playing "Amazing Grace" while students and veterans remembered friends and family that have served in the USA military.
Public ceremonies in recognition of Veterans Day will be held in south Pierce County before, on and after its official date of November 11.
It was a patriotic scene at the Custer Armory as the entire district gathered to honor Veteran's day.
Melonas said each year, students and staff create an "honor wall" as a tribute to veterans.
Curt Halverson, Army veteran says, "I'm surprised, the student council has done a tremendous job to keep it going".
They do it to honor local veterans who will attend their assembly later this morning. After months of planning by the JROTC students, it went off without a hitch and brought the community together for Veterans Day. "They fought hard for us and now we can show our appreciation by honoring them here today".
The Wasilla High School Air Force Junior ROTC opened up the program with a Color Presentation that displayed their pride of wearing military uniform.
Norwood says, "It's important that our kids recognize and honor what our veterans have done and realize that could be a potential career path for them as well".