More than 1,000 students from West Jackson Elementary School honored dozens of veterans and their families during a ceremony on the school football field Monday, Nov. 11. Music was provided by United Saxaphones of America — three retired band directors and Hayden Hutchison, a junior at Jackson County Comprehensive High School — and children from kindergarten through fifth grade, singing under the direction of WJES Teacher of the Year Stephanie Cleveland. Chants of "USA! USA!" and applause for the vets accompanied the current and former members of the armed forces as they made their way from the field to the cafeteria for a reception, many walking with their children and grandchildren through a "corridor of honor." The event was organized by the WJES student leadership team.