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Veteran’s Day Program Held at Leigh High School

On the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I ended, and the first armistice day was held one year later. Now, 100 years later, Leigh High School hosted their 2019 Veterans Day Program. 

 

The program started at 10:00 am with the opening welcome and Pledge of Allegiance. 

The Junior High Band followed with a rendition of “American Fantasy”.

 

This was followed by Girl’s Stater Natalie Reeves and Boy’s Stater Sawyer Kappel each giving a short speech about their time at Girl’s and Boy’s State. 

 

Guest Speaker, WWII veteran Lambert Perina of Clarkson followed, speaking about what Veteran’s Day means. 

 

The elementary school students followed with the Kindergarten through second graders singing “Let’s Hear It For America,” the third through sixth graders singing “Say Something Good About America”, the “Service Medley” that has been present at every Veteran’s Day Program at Leigh and “God Bless America”.

 

Next, the elementary grades 3-6 presented a video explaining “What it Means to be a Hero” 

 

Afterward a Quilt of Valor was presented to Navy veteran, George Ternus.

 

Next Janet Eisenmann, head of the Ladies Auxiliary, gave a Tribute to Veterans.

 

John Bunner later presented the top two Voice of Democracy oratorical contest winners and the top three Patriot Pen essay winners.  

 

Luke Eisenmann won first place in the Patriot Pen contest.  Brayden Loseke received second place, and Brett Wemhoff placed third.  Luke was able to read his essay to the audience.

 

Sophomore Kennedy Settje won the Voice of Democracy contest, and Audie Tejkl placed second.  Kennedy presented her speech.  

 

The program concluded with the senior high choir’s performance of the “Nebraskaland Medley” followed by the closing ceremony.

 

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