St. Joseph School honors veterans on Monday

By WEEK Reporter

November 12, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:01 AM CDT

PEKIN, Ill -- Americans across the country continue to salute the nation's veterans.

On Sunday, millions of Americans marked Veterans' Day with parades and other events. November 12 marks the Monday holiday and commemorations continued.

Students at St. Joseph School in Pekin got the chance to not only honor those who have served our country, but to learn from them as well.

Local veterans from World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq spent the morning taking to students about a variety of topics, including why it's important for Americans to honor and remember veterans.

"I'm glad to see that we are getting more recognition. I don't particularly want it for myself, but I think as a nation we have to realize what happened," said World War II Veteran Robert Lindley.

As part of Monday's celebration, students also released doves on the school's playground, a symbolic gesture of peace.

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