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December 13, 2017

Honor a Veteran Today (and every day)


veterans1Luther Schools honored our Veterans today during  a school-wide assembly Friday afternoon organized by Dena Stephens.

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Elementary chorus

 

Fifth grader Rhett Wile read a poem he wrote during the assembly.

For a refresher about how Veterans Day began as an official holiday, read this from history.com: On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

If in town, an angel decorated the Veterans Memorial who doesn’t want her name shared! Visit the Veterans Memorial on Main Street and read about our Luther veterans. Take some time to visit the memorial and read the names of Luther Veterans, reflect and thank those who have served and sacrificed for all of us.

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Visit the Luther Veterans Memorial to read the names of all of our veterans.

The plaque inside the Luther Veterans Memorial reads: Let is be known forevermore that within these very walls are the names of Luther’s Fathers, Mothers, Sons and Daughters who served their country during times of war. Wars they did not seek, but these named veterans stepped forward to serve their country with their very lives to preserve the many freedomes we enjoy and too often take for grated: the Freedom of Speech, Religion, the Press and Public Assembly. Our Fathers, Mothers, Sons and Daughters left the comfort of their families, homes and community to go to foreign lands, traveling oceans wide to fight and die for these freedoms we cherish today in our Luther Community.

We hope and pray their lives will be remembered in the hears and minds ofLuther’s current and future generations.

We particularly express our deepest heartfelt thanks to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives .We dedicate the Luther Veterans’ Memorial to their memory and all the service branches they represented.

May God continue to Bless our Luther Community, our State and Our Nation. May Freedom Ring and Prace come to all humankind.

 

Thank you Veterans.

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