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TCHS Hosts Annual Veterans Day Program

TCHS Hosts Annual Veterans Day Program
Maddie Gumm

Taylor County High School hosted its annual Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 10, to honor those in our community who have served in the US Military. We are grateful to all of the local veterans and their guests who attended.

The 2023 program was another success. A memorable moment this year was when Aubrey Smith, a TCHS senior, rushed over to help a 96 year old World War II Veteran stand for the anthem of his branch of service. It was a dignified, respectful, and gracious act and we hope our students remember what they saw and felt on Friday, and continue to always respect and honor our veterans.

Thomas Fritz, TCHS junior, hosted this year’s program, freshman Braden Bernard gave the opening reflection, TCHS Principal Neil Sanders welcomed attendees, and seniors Ava Laymance and MaKenna Cook recognized veterans in attendance by name and branch of service.

Sadie Young, Molly Watson, Kylie Farmer, Aubrey Smith, and Maddy Brown read tributes and poems honoring veterans for their sacrifices, and both the choir and band programs performed.

Jaxon McCubbin introduced the Quilts of Honor organization and quilts were presented to several veterans.

Jonathan Vaughn and Noah Bishop played “Echo Taps” as local heroes who were killed in action were honored. Chloe Hall sang a special song for the veterans, and Hunter Farmer was the student speaker.

FFA President Addyson Wood and officers presented a ceremonial folding of the flag, Abigail Byrd offered closing remarks, and students with the TCHS Culinary program hosted a brunch for veterans in the auditorium foyer.

Thank you to Lindsey McPherson for organizing the event, and thank you once again to all of our local veterans and active duty service members for everything you do!