JROTC, speakers highlight Veterans Day assembly

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JROTC, speakers highlight Veterans Day assembly | veteran, Hotchkiss K-8, School

Photo submitted Students and staff stand respectfully as Jenny West sings the national anthem to open a Veterans Day assembly at Hotchkiss K-8 School.

Hotchkiss K-8 School was honored to have First Sergeant Lopez and cadets in the Delta High School JROTC program at its Veterans Day assembly. They presented the colors and taught the students about the meaning of the folding of the American flag.

The assembly began with Jenny West singing the national anthem beautifully. First Sergeant Lopez spoke to the student body about the meaning of Veterans Day. The assembly concluded with Private Joseph Boyle, former HK-8 and HHS student, talking about his experience serving in the United States Army. He spoke about the importance of GRIT (growth, resilience, integrity and tenacity) in all the students do every day.

"It was a pleasure to have First Sergeant Lopez and Private Boyle speak to our students," said principal Carrie Yantzer. "It was a glorious day to recognize our veterans."

A special recognition was given to the school's very own veteran, Chuck Miller, fifth grade teacher.