FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A number of events were held at local schools Monday to honor area veterans.
FOX 55 was at Jefferson Middle school Monday morning where the school brought in local veterans to thank them for their service. During the ceremony the school band played patriotic songs and students gathered around the flagpole to watch the flag being raised.
6th grader Alyssa White was chosen to help raise the flag, but she was in store for a special treat. Her mother, Specialist Amanda Story of the U. S. army, surprised her on her return home.
The 38th sustainment brigade had been deployed for 9 months in Kuwait before returning home on Saturday, and Story wanted to surprise her daughter. They are both happy that mom gets to be back with the family. Specialist Story says that while it was worth it to serve her country, she's happy to be back home for good.