Carl Sandburg, Amos Alonzo Stagg and Victor J. Andrew high schools each held programs for local veterans, thanking them for their service. Students dined with the veterans, breaking bread and hearing stories of their service and sacrifice. At Sandburg, veterans were treated to a showcase of student talent. At Stagg, students in elementary education class taught preschoolers a song of thanks, which they performed to a standing ovation. At Andrew, staff from the Hines VA Hospital were on hand to answer questions and provide support to the veterans.
Carl Sandburg students look at a photo album brought in by a veteran of his service in Vietnam. Students learned it took 18 days for the servicemen and women to reach Vietnam by boat.
A veteran at the Stagg High School Veterans Day breakfast gets a high five from a preschooler who performed a song of thanks to the servicemen and women. The veterans also heard the Stagg Madrigal singers perform at the breakfast.
Members of the Andrew High School Student Council welcome veterans to the annual luncheon. Superintendent Dr. Robert Nolting also addressed the veterans, thanking them for their service.