Washburn Rural High School honors local veterans

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A local high school is celebrating our veterans early!

Washburn Rural High School honored local veterans Thursday with music, a tribute from the school's ROTC and by inviting veterans from their families to join. The school says today's students understand the sacrifice veterans make.

"We have a military presence in our community and we do have parents that deploy, grandparents that deploy, in some cases generations," said Lt. Col Ron Daniels with the school's ROTC. "I think the kids in our local area truly understand and truly value how important our veterans are to our nation."

The Topeka Veterans Parade is this Saturday at 11 a.m. along Kansas Avenue.