On Friday, November 10th, the New Haven StuCo organization hosted a breakfast for veterans in the high school cafeteria. The breakfast started at 7:00 in the morning and lasted until 8:00.
The Veteran’s Day breakfast was put together by StuCo sponsor Mrs. Katie Borcherding and all of the StuCo members. The lunch ladies arrived at the school early so they could prepare the breakfast. They prepared cinnamon rolls, eggs, home fries, sausage, and fruit.
“During the Veteran’s Day breakfast, I took pictures and was able to hear war stories. It was a very inspiring experience. The veterans were all very nice and I had a blast working at this local event,” said Kamryn Poe.
The cafeteria was set up and decorated on Thursday, November 9th, after school by Mackenzie Pecaut, Kamryn Poe, and Morgan Branson. In the days prior, Mrs. Renee Laune and Aryana Bush made thank-you cards that the freshmen filled out, Claire Laune worked on the table decorations, and Elsie McNabb created posters.
After the breakfast, the veterans went to the elementary school for an assembly that Mrs. Beth Ebker, Mrs. Jana Albers, and Mrs. Kristen Bennett had put together.
"I felt emotional while I was watching the assembly,” said Diana Ribera, who was at the school for A+ tutoring. “All the kids singing about the veterans was the part where I wanted to cry because they were raising their little flags they had. It also made me think about how my little brother would tell me that he wants to be in the army when he got older. It hit me that if my little brother does join the army, little kids will see him as a hero."
When school started at 8:05 on Friday, November 10th, all of the high school and middle school students and staff went into the gym for an assembly. During the assembly, there were two speakers. Mr. John Tucker gave a speech about the history of Veteran’s Day, and Mr. David Menke spoke about the six New Haven graduates that were lost in WWII.
Thank you to all of the veterans that have fought to make our country free.