Our Turn: Honoring through conversation
The best day of the school year is Veteran’s Day. It is the best because that is the day we celebrate all the men and women that have served or risked their lives for the greater good. Some have fought and died for this greater good. They all did and do this because they care.
Every Veteran’s Day. our school hosts area veterans to come in and visit with students. This year we had veterans who served during World War II, Korea and the Vietnam eras, as well as more current times. These special people come in and share their stories with us, and it means a lot.
We have two conversations sessions where a vet will meet with a small group of students, answering questions and telling their story. In between the two sessions, we serve our guests a lunch. This year the vets that took part in our day were Ralph Larson, Ray Zastrow, Paul Miller, Vito Virgilio, Carl Weidling, Dave Melancon, Kathy Cutforth, Rhinelander Mayor Dick Johns, Larry Rappley and Jim Pedersen.
I appreciate what all these people did for our country. It was a brave thing to do. Veteran’s Day is very important because it recognizes men and women who went and risked their lives for millions of people.