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Honor a Veteran Program

November 9, 2012
Irving Middle School
Lincoln, NE

More than 200 schools took part in the November 2012 Honor a Veteran Program sponsored by the Secretary of State’s office. Schools across Nebraska are encouraged to host an event that honors local veterans in their community.

There are templates available on the Secretary of State’s website for hosting a program, as well information on how to find an available speaker.

Irving Middle School in Lincoln hosted their event on November 9, 2012. As part of the program, students watched a video on the North Platte Canteen. Veterans, seated on the stage, introduced themselves. Secretary Gale delivered the address and urged students to “do the best that they could in school” as a way to honor military veterans. Some students came to the program dressed in patriotic clothes. Richard Snokes read his winning essay, “What Would I Tell the Founding Fathers”. Afterward, students hosted a reception for those in attendance.

 

School Assembly

School Assembly


Student escorts for guests

Student escorts for guests


Color Guard presents flags

Color Guard presents flags


Secretary Gale & veterans on stage

Secretary Gale & veterans on stage


Secretary Gale meets with parents and veterans after program

Secretary Gale meets with parents and veterans after program


Secretary Gale answers questions from students

Secretary Gale answers questions from students


Some students wore patriotic costumes to Honor a Veteran

Some students wore patriotic costumes to Honor a Veteran