Veterans Day ceremonies started Friday morning with an emotional tribute at Metcalfe County Middle School.
Each branch of the military was honored.
In addition, the three students who won the Patriot's Pen essay contest were recognized and asked to recite their works.
The cereomy continued with special music and a video tribute.
Metcalfe County High School presented its own program, which included music and remarks by the veterans in attendance - and a moving explanation of the "Missing Man Table."
Several high school students were recognized for their essays and artwork about the importance of the American Flag.
The final tribute of the day took place at Metcalfe County Elementary School.
Students performed for the veterans, teachers, staff and invited guests. Tributes included readings from the children on stage and music performed by the choir.