The signing of the World War I Armistice took place in a railway coach near the battle zone in France. The bugles sounded cease fire and the hostilities ended, marking a most significant moment in world history.
While Veterans Day is primarily a tribute to Americaʼs living veterans, and is typically observed more as a celebration than as a somber remembrance (Memorial Day), it is always appropriate to include a moment of respect for those who gave their lives for our country.
Mt. Loafer students and faculty invited local Veterans groups to an assembly. The assembly makes Veteran's Day meaningful for students. Students tend to better understand and absorb the significance of Veterans Day when they can attach a human face to it.
Local Veterans educated students with stories of where they have served and personal experiences each had while in the military. A stirring rendition of Taps was played as Veterans retired the colors.
I would like to thank Veterans today and every day for their service to our country