COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Local schools are making sure they do their part to honor those who put their lives on the line in defense of our country.
Double Churches Middle School held a special program to honor and commemorate Veterans Day on Tuesday morning.
Kids at the event heard firsthand from those who laid down their lives in defense of their freedom and students also presented a detailed history of Veterans Day for those in attendance.
Attendees at the event says this is a day that hits home for many not just in our community, but all across the country.
"Honoring the veterans and my daughter's father was killed overseas five years ago and it's still a little difficult," said Katja van Aalst, a middle school parent.
Veterans from multiple wars were also recognized at Tuesday's event.