TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- From college students to retirement homes, thousands more took time to remember those who have protected our nation's freedom.
Washburn University has been paying homage to veterans who have served and those who still serve for 26 years now. The events included a wide range of diversity with bag bag pipes, wreath presentations, and a memorial balloon release for agent orange victims, all as a sign of thanks.
McCrite Health Center honored over a dozen veterans personally. Attendees heard poems, prayers and memories from those that served.
Students at Washburn Rural High School showed their respect and took time to honor veterans and included over 70 Jr. ROTC members.
On the north side of the Capital City, Overland Station visitors enjoyed personal artifacts from Topeka veterans and families with loved ones who have served in past wars were on display in an "Honoring Our Heroes" exhibit. All of the days events paid tribute to the heroes that allow the last few words of the national anthem to ring true.
The "Honoring Our Heroes" exhibit at the Great Overland Station will be on display in the Fink Exhibit Gallery through February 8th.