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Humble High School Host Wildcat Salute to Veterans

         

For 12 years, the Humble High School Veterans Day Salute has commemorated military veterans for their service and sacrifice. On display is a replication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which serves as a memorial to service members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and remain unknown. Throughout the ceremony, HHS JROTC Guard Mirella Lerdo resets her direction with a 90 degree turn after walking the 21 paces per military requirement in front of the memorial.

 

This student service-learning event was the collaborative effort of a variety of on-campus clubs, staff and community businesses.  The ceremony began with the placing of the wreath, playing of “Taps”, an U.S. military ceremonial musical piece, singing of The National Anthem, pledges to the flags, and other patriotic activities. Specials tributes were made to HHS students and faculty by Congressman Ted Poe’s office representative Kim Brode, State Representative Dan Huberty and Humble Mayor Merle Aaron.  HHS challenge coins were presented by Lt. Col Robert Rohm and Stacy Hamlet to Dan Huberty, James Mehrmann, and Merle Aaron. 

 

U.S. Navy Captain James W. Mehrmann delivered the keynote speech.

 

Zachary Roberts, HHS slam poet, recited “The Nobel and the Brave: A Veteran’s Day Tribute” by Joanne Fuchs.

 

“We salute every one of them, the noble and the brave. The ones still with us here today and those who rest in a grave” Roberts recited. “So here’s to our country’s heroes. They’re a cut above the rest. Let’s give the honor that is due, to our countries very best.”

 

HHS A Cappello closed out the ceremony with the “Armed Force Medley” during which veterans in attendance stood to be honored according to their branch of service.

 
 
Veterans and guest were then invited to have breakfast in the campus cafeteria served by the HHS Key Club sponsored by the Fall Creek Chick- Fil- A.