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HONORING MORE VETERANS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

 


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APPROXIMATELY 75 VETERANS AND THEIR SPOUSES ATTENDED THE SECOND ANNUAL BAD AXE MIDDLE SCHOOLS' VETERANS DAY PROGRAM. INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT GREG NEWLAND TOLD US STUDENTS FROM SECOND THROUGH SEVENTH GRADE ATTEND THE PROGRAM, WHICH FEATURED MUSIC AND WINNERS IN EACH GRADES POSTER AND ESSAY CONTESTS SHOWING THEIR WORK.   THE BAD AXE V.F.W. POST #116 BEGAN THE PROGRAM THAT WAS HELD IN THE BAD AXE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM WITH THE PRESENTATION OF THE COLORS. (STORY BY WLEW'S CRAIG ROUTZHAN)





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VETERANS STAND AND SALUTE DURING "TAPS" PERFOMED BY WARREN AND RYAN RAMSEY.


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VETERANS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS ENJOY THE ELKTON PIGEON BAYPORT LAKER VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM ON MONDAY AS WELL. i INCLUDED MUSIC PERFROMED BY THE LAKER HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND ELEMENTARY STUDENTS, ALONG WITH ESSAYS WRITTEN AND READY BY FIFTH GRADERS SYDNEY RICHMOND, KOTY SHETLER, AND SAVANNAH BEACHY. A VETERAN'S DAY TRIBUTE VIDEO THAT INCLUDED PHOTOS OF LOCAL VETERANS WAS ALSO PRESENTED.




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THE LAKER HIGH SCHOOL BAND PERFROMED THREE SONGS DURING THE PROGRAM.
"I THINK IT'S BEAUTIFUL" SAID DORENE HILL, OF OWENDALE. SHE IS A RETIRED NAVY VETERAN WHO SERVED FOR 17 1/2 YEARS. SHE SERVED INTHE VFW AND AMERICAN LEGION COLOR GUARD DURING THE PROGRAM. SHE SAID THE PROGRAM ALSO TEACHES STUDENTS ABOUT THEIR COUNTRY'S MILITARY.




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LAKER ELEMENTARY STUDENTS HANDED OUT PATRIOTIC HEARTS THEY HAD CREATED IN ART CLASS FOR THE VETERANS.
"IT'S A WONDERFUL SALUTE TO VETERANS" SAID KAY THUMME OF ELKTON WHO CAME WITH HER HUSBAND, KEN, WHO SERVED IN THE NAVY FOR THREE YEARS. "THE KIDS DO A REMARKABLE JOB. THERE WASN'T A DRY EYE IN THE (GYM)"






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LAKER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CONNOR EWALD LEADS EVERYONE IN THE "PLEDGE OF ALLEGANCE".







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SYDNEY ROCHMOND, LAKER FIFTH GRADER READS AN ESSAY SHE WROTE ABOUT VETERANS.




PHOTOS BY TRACI L. WEISENBACH

 

 

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