New monument to honor veterans

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A new monument to honor local veterans is now standing here in Yakima, and the hard work by students and teachers made it happen.

Perry Tech dedicated it in a ceremony this morning as a tribute to all six branches of the military. Teachers and students from the welding, machine, instrumentation and electrical programs put it together.

"It was touching. I almost you know threw a tear there just thinking about all the things-the sacrifices all the kids are going through at the time of war that everybody's joining. So it means a lot," said veteran and Perry Tech student Jesus Marin.

Perry Tech's Veteran's Alliance raised the money to pay for the statue.