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On Monday, Timpview High School celebrated our community veterans with a special Veterans Day Assembly.
The assembly, which happens annually, included speeches from Mayor Michelle Kaufusi and Senator Mike Lee. Following their words, students were able to witness the Timpview band play a Military medley in which the different branches of military were encouraged to stand when they heard their branch theme song. Students from the Timpview Ballroom team then gave a performance to the song “Sing, Sing, Sing”, which payed homage to 1940s swing bands.
Most importantly, several veterans came to the assembly to be recognized throughout the program. These individuals included
- Colonel Amos L. Wright who served in World War 2, the Korean War and the Vietnam War
- Roy Solt who was a fire control operator on the USS Arizona during World War 2
- Airman First Class Milton Eatchel who served in the Air Force during the Korean War
- Captain Andrew Howard who is a 26 year old veteran who served on the US Missouri Battleship and in Kuwait during Operation Enduring Freedom after 9/11
Finally, students were pleased to hear from Air Force Veteran Captain Luke Ferrel who presented the keynote address of the assembly. He shared his thoughts on serving and stated, “almost every veteran you talk to will say ‘I got so much more from my service than I ever gave'”.
Overall, this annual assembly is a great event that allows us to both celebrate our community veterans and educate our students on the importance of honoring those who have served/are serving.