SHS honors veterans

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 11, 2004

Students at Selma High School came out in mass to honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces in a Veterans day ceremony yesterday.

Vice Principle, Levi Marshall was the master of ceremonies for the event held in the morning outside of the front of the school building.

“We all need to take a minute to think and reflect on what this day means,” Marshall told the students. “Our country is going through a very difficult time with the war going on, some of you here might even have people you know and loved ones over in Iraq right now.”

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Several students shook their heads silently agreeing with Marshall. The Selma high school choir, led by their new director, Ms. Woods, delivered two powerhouse selections.

The Selma High Band was also on hand performing a melancholy tune while Marshall urged the students to take a moment and reflect on the sacrifices of the Armed Forces.

“Think of how lucky we are to live in a country with so much freedom,” he told students. “Having an armed forces is part of what makes this country sovereign.”

The highlight of the ceremony was the Jr Air Force ROTC’s presentation of the colors. During this time the students, dressed in their full uniforms, marched out to the flag pole in formation and raised the Alabama and the American Flag while the band’s drum line delivered a drum roll that ended in a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

Selma City Schools will be closed today in observance of Veterans Day.

School will resume on Friday.