Thirty-one veterans and their spouses were honored on November 11 by the Grand Junction Church and Intermountain Adventist Academy. Enthusiastic students served the volunteer-prepared breakfast to the veterans at their flag-adorned tables, calling it the Breakfast of Champions.

Principal Casey Prindle welcomed the guests before students began the program with a time of praise and worship. To honor the veterans, kindergarten students recited a poem, grades 1-3 presented a skit and grades 4-8 sang patriotic songs.

Pastor Mike Shannon chose 2 Tim. 4:7 for his message: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Shannon reminded attendees how the apostle Paul looked forward to receiving a crown of righteousness reserved for all who have fought a good fight and love His appearing.

Each veteran was recognized by name and presented with a colorful, hand-crafted book marker and thank you note made by the students.

Veteran David Bryan, along with each of the veterans in attendance, showed appreciation by writing thank you notes, signed by each veteran, to the children and adults who helped with the morning breakfast and presentation.

Ronald Johnson is a member of the Grand Junction Church.