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Well Received-Peshtigo High School students and the community had the opportunity to thank area veterans for their service to our nation with a Veterans Day program, Friday, Nov. 9. Top Photo-Veterans are pictured seated in the gym with crowd of students behind them. Middle Photos- Peshtigo School District Superintendent, Patrick Rau, thanks veteran Eugene Frank for his service. Army and Viet Nam veteran Mike VanRens, left, of Marinette is pictured with his 90 year-old father Jerry, a World War II navy veteran after the two warriors took time for a photo after the program. Bottom Photos-Lt. Colonel Ellis Langjahr delivers his keynote address. U.S Marine Mark Walker stands while the Marine Corps service song is played, and Bev Doucette speaks at the breakfast.
Veterans Honored at Peshtigo School Program
Issue Date: November 15, 2018
Faculty, staff and students at Peshtigo High School along with members of the public, thanked area veterans for their service on Friday, Nov. 9 with a program in the school gym commemorating Veterans Day.
The activities started at 7 a.m. with a free breakfast for the veterans served by members of the Peshtigo High School Rho-Kappa History Class. After breakfast volunteer hostesses from the Operation United Hearts, Bev Doucette and Kathy Crabtree, conducted special activities during breakfast for the veterans. Each veteran received three free tickets for bucket raffle items donated by area businesses. Door prizes were given away at different times during breakfast. A chainsaw donated by Navy Veteran Larry Lacount, owner of West Shore Tool in Peshtigo was given away to a lucky winner.
Doucette then spoke of the importance of honoring our veterans and how important it is for our schools to be teaching students about the sacrifice our veterans have made. Doucette added, it is important to always thank a vet for his service. After breakfast a program in the gym, started with the National Anthem sung by the Peshtigo High School Choir, directed by Jacob Hickey. The Pledge of Allegiance was then led by Jordan Cooper.
Patriotic songs were then played by the Peshtigo High School Band directed by Alex Shuffield. Each branch of the service had their service song played and veterans stood and saluted as their service song was played.
Keynote speaker for the program was retired Lieutenant Colonel Ellis Langjahr, of Marinette. He spoke briefly about his 20 -year military career and the importance of keeping a strong military.
According to organizers of the veterans program, it is hoped that this will become an annual event at Peshtigo High School.