Veteran’s Day programs honor those who served

Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11:06 AM.

“We want kids to see the magnitude of what we require these men to do.”

At last year’s event Kesley Colbert honored WWII veteran Howard Rogers, whose unit saved a group of POWs on the Island of Biak. Among the soldiers rescued was Colbert’s father.

At Wewahitchka Elementary School, the 30th annual Veteran’s Day Celebration will take place inside the cafeteria.

Third graders will pay tribute to past and present veterans with a program of poem readings and patriotic songs that include service hymns.

This will mark the seventh year that the Veteran’s Day program was organized by third-grade teacher John Huft,

Huft said that in a time of shrinking budgets, the local veterans have been gracious in helping the school where they can. The annual program is his way of giving back to the men who not only served their countries, but serve their communities as well.

“I want this to be something that students can look back on and have positive memories,” said Huft. “It’s something that they’ve given to the veterans and brightened their day.”



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