AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The City of Aurora honored our nation’s heroes on Wednesday with the 24th annual Veterans Salute. The event celebrates the sacrifices made by our military service men and women.

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Many, including students from Horizon Middle School, came out to the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.

The students honored the service members with a performance.

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“When you add about 7,000 DOD (Department of Defense) civilians and military contractors, as well as 40,000 retired military and 460,000 veterans; now that you call Colorado ‘hero home,'” said John Barry, the President/CEO of Wings Over The Rockies.

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The Aurora Veterans Salute comes just days before the Veterans Day holiday on Sunday.

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