The students and staff of Todd County Central High School, along with the community, took the time to honor and celebrate local veterans Friday morning in their annual Veterans Day Program.
Attending veterans and their families got to have breakfast beforehand, before moving into the gymnasium, where students performed musically, presented words of gratitude and support and learned what each fold means when you fold the American flag. Sgt. First Class Brandon Tucker was the keynote speaker, and he highlighted how grateful he is to be alive today and how honored he was to see and speak with the many veterans on hand that morning.
He says less than one percent of the United States population will serve in the Armed Forces, and they take up the call that many won’t.
Tucker gave words of advice to the students, and asked them to thank a veteran today, as many did what needed to be done, when others wouldn’t.
Todd County Superintendent Mark Thomas unveiled two memorial plaques that list the Todd County alumni who went on to join the Armed Forces, saying each one of them are true heroes.
The veterans were led to their seats as the crowd cheered and waved flags, celebrating their service to their country and honoring the numerous sacrifices they and their families, have made in commission of that service.