Gautier High School hosts annual Veterans Breakfast

This morning, Gautier High School hosted their annual Veterans Day Breakfast. Students honored those who served our country.

Flags flew high in the sky as veterans, community members, students, and staff all gathered outside of Gautier High School to pay respect to those who have served our country by hosting their annual Veterans Day Breakfast. Pascagoula Gautier Superintendent Wayne V. Rodolfich said, “It’s just a phenomenal opportunity for veterans to be honored and we are glad to be a part of it.”

For the past 22 years, students have been showing their appreciation by saluting the veterans, performing, and serving up breakfast and hot coffee. Superintendent Rodolfich says the veterans breakfast is a learning experience for the students. “I think it’s important that we learn our history and that we honor the people who have helped us preserve our freedom so that we an have great public education and local government where people can make their own decisions about what they want in their community.”

It was an emotional experience for United States Navy Veteran Joseph Peirce. “These young people can humble an old veteran. Just when you think you’re tough and when you think you got it all together, you see these kids come out here and you just literally want to cry.”

Peirce attends the breakfast each year and says it continues to get better and better. “We don’t expect gratitude, but when it comes, it’s an overwhelming feeling.”

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