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Venerated heroes thanked at Goddard High

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Veterans pledge their allegiance and service during Goddard High School’s annual veterans assembly. Videos, songs and words of gratitude were presented honoring veterans. According to a new release, Cable ONE sponsored the event as part of HISTORY’s ‘Take a Veteran to School Day’ outreach initiative. The release stated that around 100 military veterans and their families attended the ceremony to share their stories with local students and to receive “a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for their service.” (Alison Penn Photos)

Above: Veterans salute the flag during Goddard High School’s annual veterans assembly. Students lit their flashlights on their cellphones during songs and video presentations during the assembly. Below: Veterans stand and salute during Goddard High School’s annual veterans’ assembly on Thursday afternoon. (Alison Penn Photos)