IHS honors veterans

Published 2:03 pm Monday, November 12, 2018

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Isabella High School’s Historical Society honored veterans during a school assembly on Nov. 9.

These students sang patriotic songs and presented the poem, “I am the Flag.”

Veterans connected to students and faculty were also honored with by their pictures being shown in slideshow. Veterans who were present were asked to stand for recognition.

Chief Warrant Officer John Murray was the guest speaker.

Murray began his talk by emphasizing the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

“Always remember Memorial Day was a day to celebrate those who’ve given the utmost and died in defense of our country,” Murray said. “Veterans Day on the other hand is the day that we celebrate the veterans who have served and that are serving to this very day.”

He said many that are currently serving “go unnoticed” because their service is in ways and places not seen by most people.

“The best way to describe a veteran is to say that it is not combat that makes a veteran but to say it is the willingness to serve our country — that is what a veteran is,” Murray said.

Murray also asked mothers and wives of veterans to stand for recognition as the audience applauded.

Before opening the event in prayer, Mulberry Baptist Church Pastor Andy Mims said one of his great regrets was not serving in the military.

“If that is a though that you have and you are really seriously considering, talk to some of these guys (veterans) while they are here today. Talk to your guidance counselor and make sure you do what you feel God is calling you to do,” Mims told the students.