The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Whitehall Ledger 

Whitehall Schools honor Veterans


November 14, 2018

Melissa Jenkins

Miles McLean speaks at the program.

The Whitehall School District honored those who have served last week at the annual Veteran's Day Program.

Melissa Jenkins

There was a large crowd of local Veterans at the program.

The program included a 100th year celebration of Armistice Day in 1918 by Whitehall fifth graders. The event also included performances by the combined choirs, a Roll Call, "Marches of the Armed Forces", and a performance of "God Bless America".

The program started with a presentation of colors from the cheer squad and a performance of the national anthem by the middle school and high school band. Marta Nelson and Adam Williams also performed "Taps".

In his closing speech, Whitehall Elementary Principal Kurtis Koenig encouraged students and community members to take time on Veteran's Day to send an email, make a phone call, or send a text to a Veteran in their lives. He said they may understand you are thankful, but you need to make them believe it.

"They've earned it," Koenig said.


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