Veterans Day is on Monday and students at a Phoenix school kicked off the holiday weekend by honoring the brave veterans who served our country. 

Students at Paseo Hills School held a special ceremony on Friday honoring the veterans. 

The ceremony featured poem readings, re-enactments, and military songs, among other events. 

Veterans who attended said it was quite an emotional occasion. 

“It was emotional and moving," Phil Sanchez, who is an Army veteran, said. 

"Being that I come from a big family of military whose uncles that passed away, it was quite emotional."

Students were glad to show their appreciation.

“The veterans have done so much for us, and we’re just appreciating them," eighth-grade student Taylor Wojtkiewicz said. 

"And we’re one tiny thing, like school, but it can warm the veterans' hearts.”

The ceremony ended with students passing out handmade poppy flowers in remembrance of veterans.

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