LSHS hosts fourth annual Veterans Day assembly

// Posted By Janie Rohlfing

Close to 70 veterans honored at school

Lee’s Summit High School staff and students commemorated Veterans Day with the school’s fourth annual Veterans Day Appreciation Program, held Nov. 11. Approximately 70 veterans from all branches of the military were honored during two student assemblies.

The all-school event included performances by Sounds of Summit, the Symphonic Band and the Concert Choir and art work produced by LSHS students as well as presentation of the flags by the LSHS Air Force Junior ROTC.

Veterans attending were individually honored during a video, produced by Jaclyn Berry and Erica Milligan, LSHS Broadcast students under the tutelage of Elaine McDonald, LSHS teacher. The assemblies featured a speech by Chief Master Sgt. Von R. Burns of the United States Air Force. Also included was the Missing Man Table and Honors Ceremony, conducted by members of the Air Force Junior ROTC.

The honored veterans had the opportunity to attend a reception featuring student artwork and refreshments. The appreciation program was organized by the LSHS Veterans Day Committee, which included TSgt. Joel Estes, Dr. John Faulkenberry, Brady Finch, Paul Hawkins, Dr. Chad Hertzog, Elaine McDonald, Col. Rick Milligan, Stacey Moore, Chris Munce and Sarah Eubank.

nvlshsvetseventpurtlepurtledavisPictured at a pre-event reception are (from left) Jack Purtle (Don Purtle’s son), Don Purtle (U.S. Navy) and Ken Davis (U.S. Army).





nvlshsvetseventbensonetcDr. Dave Benson, interim superintendent and a U.S. Army veteran, visits with veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces.






nvlshsvetseventsmithmcgowanmcgowancallahanPictured at a pre-event reception are (from left) Bill Smith (U.S. Air Force), Angie McGowan (Mike McGowan’s daughter), Mike McGowan (U.S. Navy and Air Force) and Darby Callahan (U.S. Army).





nvlshsvetseventdodigbenonnealAttending the pre-event reception are (from left) Mike Dodig (U.S. Army), Dr. Dave Benson (R-7 interim superintendent and U.S. Army) and Master Sgt. Dejuan Neal of the Missouri Air National Guard.





nvlshsvetseventwalkinginHonored guests enter the LSHS performing arts center.






nvlshsvetseventrotcMembers of the LSHS Air Force Junior ROTC unit at the special event.







nvlshsvetseventbandThe LSHS Symphonic Band performs at the program.

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