MARYVILLE, Mo. — Maryville High School students braved the cold Wednesday morning to recognize veterans on Veterans Day in the high school parking lot.

High school students Grace Wright, Mitchell Meyers, Emily Yocum and Henry Swink sang the Star Spangled Banner. Swink and Olivia Stiff performed Taps, while high school senior Aiden McAtee and his friend Cole Bryant presented the American flag.

Meeting at the far end of the parking lot allowed students to spread out with 6 feet between them to social distance because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistant Principal Bryan Grow said even in a pandemic its important to honor all veterans who keep the country safe.