Danville High School honored several generations of military veterans, including many of the school's alumni and staff, on Tuesday.
Gravely Hall was packed for an assembly organized by the school's Junior States of America chapter for the second year. The national high school organization is for students interested in politics, foreign affairs, law and education.
President Rhianna Miles said it is especially appropriate for Danville to host such an event.
"I think there is a connection with the students here because we have a lot of students who go into some branch of the military," she said. "You can tell by the response that service is something they respect and understand. Everyone knows someone who is in the military."
The program featured retired Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Howard Hunt, a 1969 graduate of Danville High School.
Hunt's speech addressed the symbolism of the military uniform. He also encouraged students to remember the importance of military service in defending their way of life.