TOPEKA, Kan. - Students at Hope Street Academy observed Veterans Day by listening to first-hand accounts from soldiers who served in Iraq. LTC Mike Erwin, CAPT Jeff Howell and TSgt Scott Ullmer told detailed stories from their service overseas. They spoke about everything from the difficulties of returning home to the weather in Iraq. After the veterans spoke, students and teachers asked the panel questions about the military and living conditions abroad. Students also pprepared a Veterans Day tribute video which was shown at the end of the program.