Veterans Day Assembly

Katelyn Scott, Staff

Students gathered in Hansen Auditorium on Nov. 11 to honor and recognize current and fallen US soldiers. 

Senior Lydia Heims led the assembly. Teacher Cole Duncalf chose Heims because of her experience in speech and her willingness to run the assembly. 

“I enjoyed being able to speak on behalf of our school and introduce the veterans,” Heims said. 

As the “Missing Man Table” poem is being read, an American Legion 45 Veteran sets the table for veterans who can’t come home. (Keevan Hauschild)

The assembly started with the band playing, and the veterans from the American Legion 45 preparing the stage. Everyone in the auditorium stood as Kamira Zehr (12), Liz Sleper (11) and Grant Kramer (12) sang the national anthem followed by Heims leading the “Pledge of Allegiance.” 

American Legion Leader Dawn Runde spoke about the importance of respecting and honoring veterans. Runde then read a poem called “The Missing Man Table” while a veteran set the table for those veterans who can’t come home.