McKinley School saluted veterans Friday with programs underscoring Veterans Day themes.

Members of American Legion Post 143 visited classrooms to meet with students and talk about their experiences serving with the nation's military.

Two active-duty soldiers also paid a visit in an Army Humvee that students got a chance to check out.

Meanwhile, acting a request from veterans who visited the school last year, the McKinley students collected hundreds of toys for donation to the Police Department's annual toy drive for distribution to families in need.

Here's a photo gallery of the event ...