During the Coon Rapids-Bayard Veterans Day program, students and staff wore a red Crusader Pride T-shirt, held a flag and created a walkway for veterans. The day began at the American Legion downtown, where the Student Council, National Honor Society and FFA student groups hosted a breakfast for veterans and friends. They served 45 veterans and many other guests at the breakfast. A total of 35 veterans attended the school for the program. The special guest speaker was Jeff Dentlinger.