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West Utica celebrates nation's veterans at annual assembly
West Utica celebrates nation's veterans at annual assembly
Posted on 11/07/2019
Students waiving flagsWest Utica Elementary students saluted area veterans during its annual ceremony by recognizing the sacrifices that were made for their freedoms, including the one that brought them to school that day – the right to a quality education. 

Students recognized community veterans of wars ranging from World War II through Afghanistan and Iraq with speeches and songs at its 31st annual celebration.

“Today we say thank you,” students told the veterans. “Thank you for your service. Thank you for protecting us. Thank you for putting your life on hold.”

The program is held in partnership with area Veteran of Foreign Wars posts.

“It was our honor and pleasure to recognize the veterans today for their service to our country,” students said at the end of the assembly.