Local middle school students honored those who served our country.
Kennedy Junior High held their annual Veteran’s Day Assembly honoring vets from all branches of the military.
Nearly ten veterans, connected to the school were welcomed by a standing ovation as they entered the gymnasium, where each was presented with a certificate for their service.
Student bands and choirs provided patriotic music for the event, while others prepared speeches.
The student council presented the VFW with a two – hundred dollar check, all raised by the students during lunch periods.
Air Force veteran, Jim Collins hopes the students realize this is more than just a holiday.
“It’s important for these boys and girls especially the seventh and eighth graders who are not too much younger than the guys that are serving right now that this is important step for them and important information and to realize it is a big deal, its not just a holiday,” said Collins.
The Kennedy Assembly was part of District 203’s Veteran’s Day Event, vets visited schools after a breakfast provided by The Board of Education.
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