Veterans honored in Perkins County
Three programs honored veterans in Perkins County on Friday, Nov. 10. Perkins County third graders presented a program at the elementary school where many told of a veteran close to them. They also shared the meaning and history of Veterans Day.
The 61st observance of Veterans Day took place at the high school, where Senator Dan Hughes addressed the audience. He encouraged attendees to honor veterans by giving back to their communities. “We give of ourselves for our country, to make our country a better place to live.”
“We need to be especially thankful for our freedom. It has come at a very heavy price for a lot of people,” he said.
The PC high school choir and band performed the U.S. Armed Forces Medley, with many veterans standing and saluting during the anthem of their branch of service.
Golden Ours Convalescent Home held a program to honor their eight veterans. Activities Director Rachelle Gaston introduced each veteran with a description of their service while GOCH Administrator Shaun Meyer pinned a boutonniere/corsage on each one of them.
WWII veterans recognized were Daniel Gengenbach, Thelma Moser and Douglas Patterson. Korean and Vietnam veterans were Robert Brodbeck, Delbert Hunt, Ronald Johnson, James Anderson and Dr. Paul Bottom.
Patriotic songs were led by pianist Carol Kraus and a message was delivered by John Goodell, pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Grant.
PCHS CEO Jim LeBrun hoisted the new VFW flag in the GOCH parking lot.