Students mix with the Patriot Guard to greet veterans as they arrive at Goddard High School for the annual Veterans Day Assembly, Friday afternoon. Mark Wilson Photo
Goddard High School students provided a heroes’ welcome Friday for area veterans at the school’s sixth annual Veterans Day Assembly, which received a representative from each of America’s conflicts going all the way back to World War I.
The student body rose to its feet in a thunderous ovation when veterans were escorted into the gymnasium, a spirited show of appreciation that lasted nearly 10 minutes. All veterans found at their seats thank you letters written by GHS students.
“This is a huge event for Goddard,” Patty Nolan, GHS teacher, said. “We understand and appreciate that not all veterans have the time where they’re appreciated.”