John Deere factory honors employees who are military vets

MOLINE, ILL. (KWQC) - Veterans working at the John Deere Seeding plant in Moline were honored during a special ceremony at the plant. A high school band performed inside the building and then a flag-raising ceremony was held outside. The veterans were also treated to a special lunch.

"We're appreciative of the veterans every day. It's a nice way on Veterans Day to recognize specifically. And events like this are also hosted at other factories across John Deere," said Tom Johnson Deere Factory Manager

Veterans were also presented with a small gift -- a challenge coin designed by the veterans themselves. There are 42 military vets working at the seeding factory.