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Assembly connects vets and students


Jason Whalawitsa speaks at the Veterans Day Assembly at Lake Roosevelt Schools. - Jacob Wagner photos

Veterans young and old shared some of their thoughts about serving in the military with a gym packed with students as Lake Roosevelt Schools held their annual veterans' assembly last Thursday.

Elementary and junior-senior high school choirs and bands performed patriotic songs, such as "The Star Spangled Banner," "America the Beautiful," and the service songs for each branch of the military, as veterans from each branch stood for their song.

Ava and Ashlyn Sam, elementary-aged girls, sang a traditional Native American honor song.

About 50 veterans attended, each one introduced to the audie...

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