Every year, Duniway and Patton middle schools host assemblies to honor veterans and active service members.
Each school's event includes a slide show about the veterans who are in attendance, musical tributes by middle school and McMinnville High School students, and inspirational speeches by students.
In addition to students and school staff, students' families are invited to attend the event, which welcomes all local veterans. Many of the veterans who attend are family members of students or staff.
Both schools' assemblies are scheduled for early November.