Veterans Day Honored by Students at Paul Harding Junior High

Veterans Day Honored by Students at Paul Harding Junior High

This coming Monday the US will celebrate Veterans Day. Students at Paul Harding Junior High School have already begun honoring our local vets with their annual Veterans Day program.
This coming Monday the US will celebrate Veterans Day.  Students at Paul Harding Junior High School have already begun honoring our local vets with their annual Veterans Day program.

"It's great to be honored, especially around Veterans Day", says Lynn Shady who is one of 6 local veterans honored in the ceremony.  He is a veteran of the Korean War.

"We get a lot of thank you's for our service and we appreciate that."

East Allen County School Superintendent Ken Folks says the purpose of this event is to honor the local veterans and to also educate the school children of what took place years before they were born.

"When I was in school we had World War I veterans that spoke to us and they're all gone now so I would just like for the kids to appreciate the sacrifices that have been made and the history that these veterans have to share."

Each veteran shared their story with the crowd.  Ron Ball served 22 years in the Army.

"This has been my 3rd year doing this so I put on my uniform and it's about the only time I put this thing on."

He says he continues to participate in Paul Harding's program because he feels appreciated.

"I hope everybody, every time they meet a veteran they just thank them and think about all the disabled vets out there that have come home and are missing arms and legs, and how they don't really want charity but they just want people to treat them like they were before they left, and help them if they need help."

This ceremony has been an annual event for Paul Harding Junior High.  School Officials say this event always hits home for the students.
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