NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP Communities across the state are coming together to honor our veterans.
The festivities began with a hearty pancake breakfast.
It was hosted by North Platte Public School's Kids Klub, Kiwannis Club, North Platte High School Key Club, and the D&N Event Center as a way to say "thank you" to those who have sacrificed so much.
One local Vietnam veteran says he wouldn't have it any other way.
"I think what I gained from being in the Navy service is the basic foundation that helped me go to college when I got back and go on and study hard and get my certificate for being a CPA, "said Dennis Miller. "So I am a CPA today and I thank a lot of that to the Navy service for all of that."
The donations from Friday's meal will go towards making care packages for veterans who are in need.
For more information on how to donate contact Sam Golson or Kristen Yonker at Support Services for Veterans and Families organization at 308-202-1578 or 308-730-7307.