Highlands MS Honors Vets

Hundreds of middle school students in Kennewick honor dozens of veterans today, to show them that their service has not been forgotten.
   
The students at Highlands Middle School held their annual veterans tribute this morning.
   
More than 60 veterans from across the region attended the event.
   
The students gave each veteran a red, white and blue pillow as a gift for the sacrifices they've made.
   
Veterans say being honored by the students is a humbling experience.

After the ceremony, veterans visited with students in their classrooms to speak about the time they spent in the military.
   
Veterans say it's important for students to understand that freedom isn't free.