On Monday, November 12th, students and staff were blessed to be part of the 2018 Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School Veterans’ Day Convocation. During the program, they were treated to performances from the band and chorus. There were also great speeches from Mark Schoenrock and Lyle Bartles. Mark discussed the importance of being committed to the future and continuing to serve the community, state, and nation. Lyle discussed how our soldiers were the true heroes of the country. This day is always a very moving and influential day, and it was made even more special by the veterans who attended the program. Each present veteran was introduced to the student body with his or her years of service, branch, duties, and tours. There were 21 Veterans present, and they all received a standing ovation from our student body. It was a great moment in the program.
A special thanks to all those that made this possible: Jayson Klaumann, Taylea Mills, and Rusti Bassett had major speaking parts during the program. Jaelle Johnson was our tech person and made the numerous transitions required with slides, documents, and videos. Isaac Robertson and Konnor Hasselbring rounded out the program by playing the Taps.