SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. -- Ponca Public School students made a trip to Freedom Park in South Sioux City to donate to the new interpretive center. 

Multiple busses containing 100 students made the trip from Ponca Public Schools to South Sioux City to see what they have been donating to, as well as presenting another donation check. 

The students presented Mike Newhouse, president of the Freedom Park, with a $2,130 check. 

The Brigadier General Bud and Doris Day Interpretive Center gives the students an opportunity to honor those who have served and continue to serve. It also allows veterans to see the appreciation for what they have done for the U.S.

"I come from a family of many different veterans, so I was always raised, you know, appreciating patriotism and honoring those who serve," said Lily Korth, senior and student council president. "I think our Veterans Day, alone, is just very important because it allows all of the veterans in our community to see how much they are appreciated. And, it gives us the opportunity to donate to places like this."

Brady Carnell, senior and vice president of the senior class, said that this is a good place to honor those who have lost their lives in battle. 

"Having a place like this is great for us to be able to honor those who have served and those who continue to serve," said Brady Carnell, senior and vice president of the senior class. "I'm also from a line of veterans, and one of my grandfather's...one of his uniforms is here."

On Nov. 10, Freedom Park held a ribbon cutting for the Brigadier General Bud and Doris Day Interpretive Center. 

The Interpretive Center is a 3,700 square-foot home to interactive displays, memorabilia and exhibits that showcase words from Siouxland Veterans from all conflicts of war where U.S. soldiers fought. 

Freedom Park said that the goal of the Interpretive Center is to educate and empower visitors while paying tribute to those who have served. 

While at the Interpretive Center, the students visited the half-scale replica of the Vietnam Wall.

It is a 250-foot granite wall engraved with the names of 58,272 fallen service members from the Vietnam War. 99 of the names on the wall are those of from the Siouxland area, where the park is located.