La Junta and Fowler students swept this year's “We Honor Contest” sponsored by Arkansas Valley Hospice and the Center for American Values.

La Junta and Fowler students swept this year’s “We Honor Contest” sponsored by Arkansas Valley Hospice and the Center for American Values.

Students visited the Center for American Values on the Pueblo Riverwalk last week and saw the Center’s Portraits of Valor Gallery, nationally known for its portraits of America’s greatest military heroes: Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. They also participated in a guided Walk of Valor tour.

This was the third year of the “We Honor Veterans Contest.” The purpose of the contest is to remind kids to honor our veterans and have them explore what the word "honor" means to them.

The Center for American Values is located on the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk in Pueblo, Colorado, at 101 South Main. The center was co-founded by Medal of Honor Recipient Drew Dix and is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization formed in 2010 for charitable and educational purposes. The center’s founders identified the need for a national initiative to recognize and preserve the values on which our great country was founded and, as a result, have developed several character and leadership development programs designed to help foster and promote these important ideals.