Vancleave High Holds Veterans Day Appreciation Ceremony

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About 150 veterans attended an appreciation ceremony Monday morning at the Vancleave High School gymnasium.

First, the school’s choir sang The Battle Hymn of the Republic, which was followed by a student skit about service men and women returning home. There was also a special ceremony for prisoners of war who are still missing. Monday’s special guest speaker for the event was an Army colonel from Rawls, Mississippi. The colonel spoke on the importance of leadership and service.

Debra Brown, a teacher and event organizer, says, “It’s a very special time for me because my father died when I was six months old. He was in the Navy, a captain in the Navy. So to honor him, I wanted to start something to think about those who served.”

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After the ceremony in the gym, the veterans were treated to breakfast in the school’s cafeteria.

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