Volney Elementary School Honors Veterans, Celebrates Patriotism

Volney student Teddy Clayton is pictured above honoring his grandfather, John R. Stoltz who served in the United States Marines.

Volney Elementary School honored local military veterans at its second Annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony.

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Becky Auckerman accepts a flower from her grandsons Jason and Bret Dygert during the 2nd Annual Volney Elementary School Veterans’ Day Ceremony. The ceremony gave students at the school an opportunity to celebrate their patriotism and honor local military veterans for their service. The Dygert boys honored their grandmother who served in the United States Air Force.

The emotional ceremony provided students and faculty with an opportunity to celebrate their patriotism and pay special tribute to nearly 50 local veterans who served or are currently serving in our country’s armed forces.

Students were asked to invite a veteran to the ceremony and were given an opportunity to present their guest of honor with a flower while School Principal Jeff Hendrickson spoke about the honoree and the honoree’s military service.

Each special guest of honor was also presented with a commemorative thank you certificate on behalf of the entire school.

Rick Bowering embraces his children Austin and Marissa Bowering during the second Annual Volney Elementary School Veterans’ Day Ceremony. Rick served in the United States Marines and was one of nearly 50 local veterans that the school honored during the recent ceremony. School Principal Jeff Hendrickson is standing with the family, he served as the emcee for the event and presented each honoree with a commemorative certificate on behalf of the school.