Pre-K through high school students gathered at the gym for Echols County's annual Veterans Day Program.
About 1,000 kids celebrated our freedoms and the sacrifices vets have made for our country.
Organized by the student council, the event featured a special performance by third graders.
Community leaders say it's essential to remind kids how we got here.
"You need to grasp the sacrifices of ordinary Americans who've died so that you can go to school," said Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1). "You need to be appreciative of what they've done."
After the ceremony, student council members prepared breakfast for Echols County veterans.