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Wadsworth High School had an assembly last Friday, November 11th, honoring the veterans who had fought for us and our freedom. Many veterans attended and students gave speeches about the patriotic day to show love and appreciation to all veterans who fought for our country.  The first assembly back at WHS since COVID-19 hit.

“I think it’s important to honor them for supporting our country and putting their time into it,” said Claire Romig, a sophomore at Wadsworth High who has two family member that served in the military. She thinks it’s very important to have this day, to show love towards those who do great things for our country.

”We practiced a lot of songs in the show choir and practiced each day learning parts all the way up to the assembly, it was a lot.” said Romig. It made her feel good because a lot of the time veterans do not get the recognition they deserve.

“When they came to the assembly, it made everyone realize the impact these veterans have on everyone,” said Romig.

She has dinner with her grandfather and uncle every year. She shows appreciation and thanks towards them for all they did. It made her feel good, and it made her realize she should appreciate the veterans more, and anytime she sees one she remembers to thank them.

Wadsworth High School sophomore, Emma Bush, who has a father who served in the Navy, gave a speech at the Veterans Day assembly. Is it something she grew up with, having a father who had served.

“It’s a reminder of the good that my dad and everyone who served did. It’s a good way to celebrate and recognize their sacrifice they all made in the military,” said Bush. Her message was to show the people at Wadsworth the sacrifices these veterans have made, and the story of Jack Lily shows there is not always a good ending.

“It’s a great way to educate about those who served and died, and it’s something no one should take lightly, it should be taken seriously,” said Bush. She got a paper of Jack Lily’s story and wrote a speech out of it. She enjoyed researching his life and learning about him as she saw him as a really inspirational role model. Everyone overall thought Jack Lily had an amazing story. The assembly made her feel sentimental since her dad had served,

“It’s something I take very seriously and to get people to understand what these families go through with people in the military, it’s something that should be recognized all the time,” Said Bush.

The school’s Veterans Day assembly had helped to show people how important the military really is. 

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