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Veterans Honored at North Lamar High School

School NewsGreg Higgins
  Leah Bates Morales addresses an audience of veterans, guests and students at North Lamar High School’s annual Veterans Day program.

Leah Bates Morales addresses an audience of veterans, guests and students at North Lamar High School’s annual Veterans Day program.

Veterans and guests attended a reception and program hosted by the North Lamar High School Beta Club on Wednesday to honor all area veterans and servicemen. 

Emcee Dennis Hodgkiss greeted 2002 North Lamar graduate, Leah Bates Morales, who after graduating from Texas A&M University joined the Army as a combat medic.   Reflecting on her missions while being deployed, Morales shed light on what Veterans Day means to the hundreds of thousands men and women who have served or currently serve in the Armed Forces. 

  Air Force veteran Norman Davis receives a pin by a North Lamar Beta Club member as the band and choir perform   Salute to the Armed Forces  . 

Air Force veteran Norman Davis receives a pin by a North Lamar Beta Club member as the band and choir perform Salute to the Armed Forces

North Lamar High School’s award winning band presented National Emblem MarchThe National AnthemBroad Stripes and Bright Stars and Stars and Stripes Forever.  They accompanied the choir as they sang Our America and Salute to the Armed Forces as each veteran came forward and were pinned by a Beta member. 

Beta member Eric Shelton addressed the audience with a patriotic reading.  The program concluded with a moment of silence in honor of all fallen American warriors and the sounding of Taps by senior Trinity McReynolds and junior Brock Garrison.