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On Friday, November 10th, the Macks Creek R-V School District was privileged to host 38 area Veterans for a ceremony in the high school gym. High School Principal, Mr. Jason Trusty served as Master of Ceremonies and shared opening remarks thanking the Veterans for their service and attendance. A breakfast was also served to each Veteran. A special thank you to our amazing kitchen staff for preparing the meal! Another thank you to the Ozark Cookie Company for providing the coffee for our meal! The Macks Creek FBLA, FFA, and Student Council helped to serve the meal and greet each of our Veterans. A
To begin the ceremony the 14th Military Police Brigade out of Fort Leonard Wood presented colors, before Junior Trinity Husong led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Freshmen band members Calvin Eidson and Madison Moos played a touching rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” on clarinets.
Sergeant Major Edgar Arnall provided the ceremonial address to the Macks Creek students, faculty, staff, and community. He started by thanking everyone in attendance, a reminder that our veterans are not and will not be forgotten. He continued to emphasize the students in the gym are our future and they all have the potential to be a part of the next chapter in American history. SgtMaj Arnall continued with the history of Veterans Day, which originated from Armistice Day on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour in 1919, before officially being changed to Veterans Day in 1954. His speech moved to recognizing veterans for their service in times of conflict and the reasons they became a part of something greater than themselves. He further shared that each of our students have the potential to be a part of their immediate, as well as future, community. As students grow they will find a path that is meant for them. SgtMaj Arnall closed by wishing all students success, and again thanked veterans for their service to this nation.
During the program, guests and students enjoyed listening to the Macks Creek First Grade class sing “You’re a Grand Old Flag”, the High School Choir, who performed “A Tribute to the Armed Services”, and the Choir with Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth grade classes singing “Land That We Love.”
The program concluded with the playing of “Taps”, to remember the service men and women who have passed away in both combat and at home. It was followed by Caleb Phillips reading the poem, “The Call to Duty”. Everyone here at Macks Creek School would like to thank all Veterans for their service. We are grateful for all they do, not only on Veterans Day, but every day we enjoy the freedoms their service provides.