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Carthage Junior High Hosts Veterans at Annual Ceremony

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Carthage, MO - The Carthage Junior High opened its doors to local veterans on Tuesday, honoring these local heroes with a beautiful ceremony and lunch with their family. Carthage High School's very own, Milt Wick, was the guest speaker at this year's ceremony. Mr. Wick, a veteran, did a wonderful job honoring all veterans and educating the students on the great liberties of our nation. Mr. Wick also reinforced to the audience the importance of their role in the community to use these liberties. Karen Watson shared a wonderful rendition of Lee Greenwood's, “God Bless the USA”. Students also got involved, as Cody Pinkley, Clayton Thompson, and Zane Honaker, from the local Boy Scouts presented the colors, and Adara Smith sang the National Anthem. Lily Smith and Isabelle Walker, 8th graders, read essays they had written honoring veterans. After the ceremony, many of the veterans in attendance stayed and enjoyed lunch with their loved ones. They also shared with the students the branch of the military in which they served as well as where they served. It was a great day for our students as they learned so much about their local veterans, the history and meaning of Veteran's Day, and the importance of remembering all who serve and have served this great country.

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