The annual Veterans Day assembly has become an honored tradition at Anoka High School. Students from this school have fought in every U.S. conflict since its first graduating class in 1881.
Kindergartners at Park Terrace Elementary School, Spring Lake Park, had all kinds of questions for Army Sgt. Colleen Schellinger when she came to visit on Veterans Day.
With well-deserved pomp and cheering circumstance, hundreds of students and staff honored local veterans and expressed authentic gratitude for their service during the fourth annual Veterans Day assembly in the Anoka High School fieldhouse.
Sacrifice and service, victory and loss, wartime and battle – still so vividly alive in their minds even decades after those memories were born – six U.S. military war veterans retold their stories last weekend.