Veterans Day festivities Friday at Liberty High School

11 November, 2017, 01:49 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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Saturday is Veterans Day, but on Friday, Windom held a program was held to honor those who've served.

The veterans are happy to see so many students take an interest in them, because, they say, it is important for younger generations to understand why we honor veterans on Veterans Day.

A couple of military widows were also honored during this year's program. Information is available from the individual schools.

Veterans at the event spent time greeting each other and reflecting on their experiences.

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Local veterans who watched the ceremony say it reminds them of the lost brothers and a nation that is eternally grateful for their sacrifice. "Also, we should be free to honor our flag. That's a tradition that should be maintained".

"As educators, we are fortunate to have such a strong veteran presence in Howard County", said Martirano in a statement. "We couldn't have done a lot of this without their support".

"I did what any one else would have done", he said. "I just can't imagine what they're doing for us overseas right now, fighting for our freedom and giving us their best".

Ray Moore, of Aurora, a World War II veteran, spoke matter-of-factly about his service to his country.

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The Vandenberg Air Force Base Honor Guard strikes the colors as students stand a attention during Sanchez Elementary School's Veterans Day celebration. "We like them to bring in pictures, artifacts, things they can share with the kids to give the kids a sense of what it's like to serve in our military".

Almost 100 veterans were paraded into the school's gym for an entire ceremony dedicated to them.

David Sharos is a freelance reporter for The Beacon-News.

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