MILFORD, Del.- Students celebrated Veteran's Day early at Mispillion Elementary School in Milford.
On Friday, students were encouraged to participate in "Take a Veteran to School Day."
The event started with an assemble at the school gymnasium. Student Kayla Calusen kicked things off with a flute solo. After that, students, staff, veterans and other guests took part in the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance.
Marny D. McLee Sr., of Citizens Corps., CERT, Delaware Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Air Force (retired) was the guest speaker.
U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, a U.S. Navy veteran, was also in attendance.
The assemble ended with 4th and 5th grade students singing, "Proud to be an American."
The school also honored numerous veterans from different branches of the Armed Forces.
From the army they recognized: Keith Bauer, Alyssa Boyer, Harold Burton, Steve Faulkner, Bobby Messick, Ernest Scott Jr. and Jerry Sharp.
From the Navy they honored: John Burns, Scott Newhouse and Dewey Sapp.
From the Air Force the group recognized: Darin Albright, Mark Kuykendall, Elaine Norris, William O'Brien, Lloyd Stoebner and Dan Widener.
They also honored members of the Marine Corps including: Ewen P. Cahall Sr., Carl Klein, Lt. Col. Fred Palumbo and Darrell Wisseman.
Lastly, the group recognized two members of the National Guard: Mark Hazzard and James T. Spray.