ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) -

Some area kids are honoring our veterans.

Third and fourth graders at Irving Pertzsch Elementary in Onalaska held a Veterans Day program Thursday.

Area veterans were invited to attend the program which included multiple musical numbers and recognition of those who served.

Many of the kids in the program have had family members in the military and shared what the program meant to them.

"It's really nice because you get to see them up close and it's really sweet," said one student.

"It's really great, it's been a privilege to do this in front of them," said another student.

"Like, it felt like it was a new part in my life that struck my heart to thank all of the veterans of what they did," said a third student.

The kids say they spent about six weeks practicing all of the songs for the program and were a little nervous to perform in front of the veterans.