R-S High School salutes local veterans

Staff Writer
Story City Herald
R-S High School salutes local veterans

During the daily seminar on Wednesday, November 6th, Roland-Story High School took time to recognize Veteran’s Day by inviting several of our local veterans to the high school auditorium. The event began with a short video entitled the “Pittance of Time” by Terry Kelly. Following the video, Paul Wierson shared some interesting information about past and present wars, and pointed out the great sacrifices that all of our military personnel have made over the years. Each veteran in attendance then introduced himself and shared with the students their branch of the military and the war in which they served.

The veterans who were present included: Anthony Stockdale, Rodney Bohner, Larry Varland, Gene Baker, Ron Rahfeldt, Jerry Erickson, Kenny Frette, Reynold Nordeen, Mike McGraw and Paul Wierson.

High School Principal Steve Schlatter and Guidance Counselor Terri Heisterkamp would like to acknowledge the student body. Throughout the presentation the high school students emulated gratitude and respect for our local veterans. Without being prompted, the student body even gave the veterans a very long and deserving standing ovation.

“I think it was a great opportunity to meet veterans from our community, and show them the respect and appreciation they deserve,” said senior Brooke Staker.

Jordain Croker was also appreciative of the veterans in attendance: “I think that the program really put into perspective how nobody should take things for granted. The stories told made you feel the emotion that they went through. The program showed how important this country and our freedom is, and that freedom really doesn’t come without a price.”

The students and staff would like to extend a special thank you to Paul Wierson, Mike McGraw, and Brad Taylor for contributing to this Veteran’s recognition.

—submitted by Terri Heisterkamp