Veterans Day isn't officially until Monday but Veterans Elementary students took time Friday morning to honor and thank veterans with a flag raising ceremony.
Hundreds of students attended the flag ceremony which recognized Honor Flight veterans who recently visited Washington, D.C. Veterans also spoke in classrooms with students who sent them letters during their trip.
"The feeling of community, having our children understand there's more than just this school, that they can give back and be part of it," says principal Jenni Anderson.
Sixth grader Andrea Henriquez says, "It means a lot to me because they fought for us and everything."
"Nice to be recognized and that they remembered all the songs they sang that was great!" says Quentin McColl, U.S. Navy retired.
Veterans Elementary School in Reno has been working closely with the Honor Flight veterans for the past two years to bridge the gap between the generations.
You can help Honor Flight send World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor. Just go to www.honorflightnevada.org for more information.