Honor and respect were the themes Thursday for a Veteran's Day ceremony at Mowat Middle School. Students gathered to show their appreciation for those who have and continue to serve in our armed forces.
The teachers hoped to teach these students the importance of selfless sacrifice and many students understand this first hand.
Across the packed gymnasium, students and attendees stood proudly for their relatives who have served or are currently serving in the military.
They showed their patriotism through a display of flags and a presentation of the colors.
It was emotional for some who currently have parents that are deployed, but across the room, pride was evident. This was especially true in the students who introduced the special guest speakers: their parents.
Thursday, Lt.. Col. Jerry Estelle of the US Marine Corps reflected on what Veterans Day really means.
"Veterans deserve our deepest respect now and forever, and as a grateful nation, we must honor with deeds, not words. Honor with actions. Go in person. Say thank you for the sacrifice veterans made so that America remains great," said Estell.
Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11th.