EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Veterans Day is just a few days away and local schools are already gathering to pay respect to those who have served.
Students and staff joined together at Menomonie Middle School Friday for a Veterans Day program.
Several local veterans also spoke at the event. One 10th grade student said it was meaningful for him because he has several family members in the military.
"Being able to have a day where people gather together, almost part of one family and honor the same thing just means a lot to me,” said Student Andrew Jevne.
Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday will be observed on Monday, November 12.