Before starting his presentation, Missouri Army National Guard Lt. Col. John Jurgensmeyer lights a single candle at the MIA/POW table set up for the Veterans Day assembly at Blair Oaks High School.
Photo by Julie Smith.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Veterans of the United States Navy stood and were acknowledged during part of Friday’s Veterans Day assembly at Blair Oaks High School. Each branch of the military was recognized for their service.
More than 1,100 Blair Oaks students gathered in the high school gymnasium Friday morning for an hour-long Veterans Day assembly to honor the men and women of the U.S. military.
During the event, Lt. Col. John Jurgensmeyer talked about his recent experiences helping to secure peace between Israel and Egypt in the Sinai desert.
U.S. Marine Jose Santiago thanks the students, faculty and community at large for “taking care” of his buddy, Cpl. Tyler Huffman. Santiago is one of the Marines who helped to save Huffman’s life after he was shot by a sniper in 2010 in Afghanistan. He is one of four Marines brought to Jefferson City to help celebrate Veterans Day and to see Huffman get his new home.
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