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Numerous local veterans were guests of honor at our annual Veterans Day Assembly, held in the Performance-Learning Center on Monday, Nov. 12.

2018 Veterans Day Assembly

WHS & BNHS come together to honor our local heroes

"Never give in -- never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." --Winston Churchill

Wahoo High School recently hosted the annual Veterans Day program on Monday, November 12, 2018 in a joint assembly with Bishop Neumann High School.

The event is sponsored by the Wahoo High School Student Council.

Over 40 veterans were in attendance from the local American Legion and VFW, along with a few teachers who are also veterans. WHS junior Kaitlyn Herndon presented her student essay to the audience on what it means to have a parent who is in the military and how this has impacted her life.

This year’s guest speaker was Sergeant Megan Liekhus of the Nebraska National Guard. Sergeant Liekhus spoke to the audience about why she serves and what it means to her. She spoke of the lifelong friendships she has built as a result of her military service, and she reminded all of us about our daily freedoms and the importance of thanking our veterans for their service. 

Sgt. Megan Liekhus, NE National Guard

Lastly, members of the WHS and BNHS bands and choirs also joined in the celebration by performing renditions of Come Stand with the Brave and Salute to America’s Finest. Once again, the joint music groups put on an impressive show for the over 700 people in attendance. After the program concluded, student council members presented roses to the veterans in attendance. 

This is the 12th year that both schools have joined together to commemorate and honor our veterans. Click HERE to view the full program of this event.

Thank you to all of our veterans, past and present, for everything you have done to allow the rest of us to live and thrive in The Land of the Free! 

From left: WHS seniors Emily Obert and Josh Luedtke provided introductory remarks, and Kaitlyn Herndon provided this year's student essay reading. (photos courtesy John Minnick)

The WHS and Bishop Neumann bands and choirs performed together during the 2018 Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 12. (photo courtesy John Minnick)

2018 Veterans Day Assembly

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