2017 Veterans' Day Assembly

On November 10, 2017, JHS was proud to honor our community heroes at the annual Veterans' Day Assembly.  With over 30 veterans in attendance, it was very inspiring to see so many men and women that offered their all for our freedoms.  Thank you, Veterans!
The 7-12 Band played several songs as a prelude to the event.

Grades 2-4 sang "America the Beautiful."

7th-12th Grade Choir sang "Armed Forces - The Pride of America," lead the "Pledge of Allegiance" and the "Star Spangled Banner."  
During the "Armed Forces - The Pride of America," the veterans were asked to stand as the song of their branch of service was sang.

United State Marine Corps
"From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we will fight our country's battles in the air, on the land and sea.  First to fight for right and freedom and to keep our honor clean.  We are proud to claim the title of United Marines"

United States Air Force
"Off we go, into the wild, blue yonder, climbing high into the sun.  Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, "At 'em boys, give 'er the gun!"  Down the dive, spouting your flame from under, off on one terrible course! We live in fame or go down in flame.  Hey, nothing 'il stop the U. S. Air Force."

Grades 5-6 sang "American Tears."

Awards were presented to two students in Grades K-5 for the posters they made to thank our veterans for their service.
Kindergarten: Eli Magruder and Kimberly Cobb
1st Grade: Nash McDonnald and unnamed
2nd Grade: Tristan Schoenthal and Isabel Lund
3rd Grade: William Sumner and Clara Baepler
4th Grade:  Shepherd Lawson and Hannah Fowler
5th Grade:  Rylie Kempfer and Kylie Allen

Essay winners were named and each winner presented their essay at the assembly.  The winning essays are linked below:

Trenton and Travis Barbour posted the Colors.

Student Council President, Aliegh Monroe, welcomes our veterans and guests.

United States Army
"Over hill, over dale, we will hit the dusty trail, and the caissons go rolling along.  In and out, hear them shout, counter march and right about, and the caissons go rolling along.  Then it's Hi! Hi! Hee! in the field artillery.  Shout out your numbers loud and strong!  For where e'er you go, you will always know that the caissons are rolling along."

United States Navy
"Anchors aweigh, my boys, anchors aweigh.  Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of day, day, day, day.  Through our last night on shore, drink to the foam.  Until we meet once more, here's wishing you a happy voyage home."

 Rep. Sara Walsh, as the guest speaker, spoke on honoring our veterans by being good citizens and encouraging peaceful cooperation in order to make our country a better place.   

Coach Baument
Local veteran, David Shaul, presented a special recognition to Kirby Baumert for his service on over 30 honor flights.  Coach Baumert said they have a saying on the honor flights "it's not about the guardians, it's about the veterans."  He told the students to "look around.  You have lots of true heroes here today."