VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — An early Veterans Day Ceremony took place Tuesday at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center on Vincennes University’s campus.

In addition to multiple speakers, the event featured performances from both the VU pep band and concert band. A posting of colors also happened with Lincoln High School JROTC members participating.

The ceremony showcased songs of gratitude sung by various Vincennes, Ind. daycare students.

Event organizer and university employee Tracy Henry said a lot of work went into putting on the annual event.

“It takes a lot of hands. We have a really good committee that works real well together and just a lot of phone calls, a lot emails,” Henry said. “No no’s, I mean if we called and asked for something, people were more than willing to donate or help.”

The Veterans Day event ended with a 21 Gun Salute and the playing of taps by the All-Weather Firing Squad.