It was a special field trip for students at St. Albans City School. Hundreds of students waved flags as they walked through the city to honor veterans.
"The American flag is about Veterans Day," said student Mason Merqure.
John Mainville, a member of the Army, walked with his two kids. "I'm proud. I love marching with my kids and taking care of my family -- it's all about the family of the soldier," he said.
About 1,500 students from the city and town school system, along with local residents and veterans, gathered at Taylor Park to recognize those who have served the country. Even though Veterans Day was Sunday, the students felt it was important to honor those who have served.
"I think it is great that they learn what is actually going on and have some sort of history, because it seems like so many children now don't know what went on in the past and how we got here and still have our freedoms," said veteran James Lefebvre.
This Veterans Day ceremony was organized by local veterans and TEAM USA, a group of 7th and 8th graders from St. Albans City School. "We really need to honor our veterans. They need to know we support them and we respect them. They have fought for our country to make sure we are free and safe," said student Noah Rouleau.
During the hour-long ceremony the crowd sang patriotic songs. Veterans and students also talked about the important job our country's armed forces do on a daily basis.
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