BELLE FOURCHE | Belle Fourche Middle School students celebrated veterans in a program Friday. Now in its 21st year, the event included patriotic music, poetry, ceremony and history. This year's theme is "More than War: The Humanitarian Missions of the United States Military." Veterans Day is today.

Student patriotic composition award winners were recognized, along with veterans who have supported the longtime school ceremonies and classroom programs. Belle Fourche kindergartners stole the show with their rendition of "God Bless America." They not only sang the song, but also signed the words in American Sign Language. The middle school choir, band and individual students were featured during the hour-long event.