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Middle school students honor veterans

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Students at Highlands Middle School in Kennewick showed their appreciation for veterans on Thursday.

The school honored vets with an assembly, band performance, and a movie tribute. Faculty and students from the "National Junior Honor Society" also put together a lunch buffet to show their gratitude.

8th grader Tawny Becker says, "it made me appreciate the people who went out and fought in wars to help gain our rights and everything."

After lunch, some of the veterans visited classrooms and spoke about the wars they fought in.