The annual Veterans Day Celebration was held at the high school gymnasium Wednesday with Dr. Patric Leedom the guest speaker. Dr. Leedom is a United States Navy Veteran and a professor in the School of Education at Shawnee State University. Dr. Leedom shared America's war history, guiding the audience from our first fight for freedom in the American Revolution to present day. He also shared his experiences during the Korean War while serving aboard a submarine, and the time that they remained submerged for sixty-four days.

Dr. Patrick Leedom preparing to speak to the audience.

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The celebration began with high school SMOW members singing the National Anthem, followed by a welcome from Brady Reynolds, Senior Class President. The high school choir then performed the "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Middle school choir members sang "Song for Unsung Heroes" and the band played "Armed Forces Salute Medley" to the crowd. Dr. Leedom was introduced by Austin Opperman, Beta Club President and the entire elementary sang a "Patriotic Medley", featuring the elementary choir with soloist Kendal Matthews.

We give a huge Senator thank you to all of the men and women that have served our country.