Humble High School Wildcat Salute to Veterans





For 14 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.


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”, a U.S. military ceremonial musical piece, singing of The National Anthem, pledges to the flags, and other patriotic activities. Specials tributes were presented to HHS students and faculty by Stacey Hamlet on behalf of Congressman Ted Poe's Office and by Humble Councilman Alan Steagall on behalf of Humble Mayor Merle Aaron.   


Retired Major Edward C. Johnson delivered the keynote speech. Zaykeese Riley, Humble High School senior recited his Voice of Democracy speech titled “Our Hope for the Future.”  Humble High School Concert Choir closed out the ceremony with the “Where There Is Light In The Soul.” 


Veterans and guest were then invited to have breakfast in the commons served by the Humble High School Key Club sponsored by the Fall Creek Chick- Fil- A.