To honor and learn more about the military, Waltham School students and staff hosted a veterans celebration Tuesday attended by local servicemen and women. The children learned about a variety of armed services experiences from the attending veterans. The students entertained their guests with patriotic music and songs. The annual celebration included a breakfast for the veterans, a school assembly to honor all branches of the military and special "stations" for students to experience a Boot Camp-style obstacle course, local military history provided by La Salle County Historical Society members and samples of ready-to-eat army rations. More than 15 area veterans were honored by the students, who were especially thrilled to have a hands-on experience with vintage U.S. Army vehicles during the day.