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Spring Mills Middle School's 'Patriots' honor veterans

11 November, 2017, 01:46 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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Public ceremonies in recognition of Veterans Day will be held in south Pierce County before, on and after its official date of November 11.

The veterans are happy to see so many students take an interest in them, because, they say, it is important for younger generations to understand why we honor veterans on Veterans Day.

"Just honoring people who have fought and everyone (veterans/active duty) that's come to Staley and volunteered to serve our country", Staley sophomore Sydney Healy. Information is available from the individual schools.

Veterans Day activities are planned on a number of Cleburne ISD campuses, with area veterans, or those now serving, invited to attend.

"At the end, once you get to meet everyone, I was really grateful", student Naomi Calderon said.

This is the third year in a row Staley students have done this, and the number of kids taking part grows every year. "Also, we should be free to honor our flag".

"We have been hosting the annual veteran's day assembly for the last 14 years", Melonas said. "We just hope they know we're thinking about them and we appreciate their service".

Ray Moore, of Aurora, a World War II veteran, spoke matter-of-factly about his service to his country.

"They provided us with coffee and doughnuts to supply to our guests, which is great", Melonas said.

In closing, the Spring Mills High band played the Armed Forces Salute, during which the school had each veteran stand when their branch of the military was recognized.

David Sharos is a freelance reporter for The Beacon-News.

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