Brownsboro Junior High School honors veterans in Friday ceremony

Brownsboro Junior High School honors veterans in Friday ceremony

Brownsboro Junior High School honors veterans in Friday ceremony

"HD", welcomed the guests that included several veterans from almost every branch of the military, who were family members of students.

"They're the farmers, the policemen, the school teachers; they're the businessmen and women and the pastors that we know today, who were once the boys and girls next door", said Hood.

Students got to interact with the veterans and hear about their experiences.

In addition to playing patriotic songs, students from the school were able to honor veterans in their lives as well as view a special slide show that was put on by a group of students.

"I think Veterans Day means loving and caring for (veterans) and thanking them", Garrett said.

"I was on service ships".

He told the children there have been more wars following WWI, and there are military members still around the world, "helping to keep us safe, and that's what Veterans Day is about".

When a student asked if it was a hard decision to decide to serve, Elizabeth Miller, a third class cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, said she always wanted to serve and whenever she felt nervous before committing to the service, she reminded herself of the bigger picture.

"A day like today lifts me up", said Murphy, who is a Cheshire resident.

"These are our future military people", Rodgers said.

But it is for that very reason that fearless is important, said Tim Galvin, chairman of the school's social studies department and current adviser to the group.

"The students and our Veterans Day committee wanted to do something different, and a lot of these veterans, especially the ones returning during the Vietnam War, didn't receive a parade", Howe said.

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