FREDERICKTOWN — Fredericktown High School and middle school spent time honoring US veterans Monday, Nov. 11.
It started out with donuts and coffee for veterans in the commons area and then moved to a whole school assembly in the gymnasium. Twenty-eight veterans walked through a tunnel of fifth grade students and entered the gymnasium to a standing ovation with thunderous applause.
Student speakers Aria Hoeflich, Michael Herbst, and Kylie Stadler read three different letters soldiers over the years had written home to loved ones. Keynote speaker was Mount Vernon resident and Brigadier General Stephen L. Rhoades who spoke on the importance of service to our country. After the assembly, many students remained in the gymnasium to shake the hands of each veteran.
It was a moving experience for veterans, staff, and students. Students left with more understanding of Veterans Day and the understanding of what sacrifices our veterans have made and are making.