Updated: 08/22/2014 7:03 PM
Created: 08/22/2014 7:00 PM KAALtv.com
By: Jenna Lohse
(ABC 6 News) -- Each year, a local business in Rochester holds an event to honor veterans and emergency responders.
Local Heroes Days is going on now at Universal Marine and RV. Thousands of dollars in prizes are being given away and tons of family activities are going on. Something new this year, local law enforcers are there to chat with kids and give out free root beer floats.
“A lot of the schools don't teach much about the wars, especially the Korean War, and so it’s neat to talk to them and show them what really happened back then,” said veteran Cyril Kubista.
The event runs until Saturday.
A Mayo One helicopter will drop in at 10 a.m. Attendees can also meet the Olmsted County search and rescue dogs.