Veterans stress service to country at West Aurora High School gathering

Veterans stress service to country at West Aurora High School gathering

Veterans stress service to country at West Aurora High School gathering

The school's J-ROTC unit presented the colors and students talked about the importance of Veterans Day and what it means to them.

The assembly also featured a fife and drum duo playing "Amazing Grace" while students and veterans remembered friends and family that have served in the US military.

Hazleton Area High School held its annual Veterans Day breakfast and ceremony for local veterans.

On Nov. 10, Antwerp Local School recognized Veterans Day.

"As educators, we are fortunate to have such a strong veteran presence in Howard County", said Martirano in a statement.


Curt Halverson, Army veteran says, "I'm surprised, the student council has done a tremendous job to keep it going". The students and staff work really hard on this every year. For numerous students, the ceremony meant taking the time to thank moms, dads, grandpas, grandmas, aunts, and uncles for their service.

At West Ottawa High School each year there are only four full-school assemblies.

"We have many active-duty and veteran families in our school community", Bruce said.

"I think there is far more interest shown. but we all owe a lot to the "Greatest Generation" from World War II", he said. "We just hope they know we're thinking about them and we appreciate their service".

"They helped us just have a good life and they sacrificed theirs for ours", says Miley Wood, a 5th grader on Student Council at Chenango Bridge.

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