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Duane Hawk is among the distinguished veterans honored for their military service during the 14th annual Veterans Day salute in 2017 at Atchison County Community Jr. Sr. High School.

The Atchison County Community High School of National Honor Society welcomes the public to be a part of the 15th annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony.

The patriotic event is set for 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Atchison County Community Junior Senior High School gymnasium at 908 Tiger Rd. in Effingham.

President Jaycee Ernzen, Vice President Lane Scoggins and Secretary/Treasurer Jonna McDermed, serve as NHS officers. All are currently ACCHS seniors, and have been a part of the veteran tribute event planning for multiple years.

Ernzen said some veterans in attendance will share some words of their experiences with the audience. Like in years past another event highlight will be traditional patriotic choir and band pieces performed by the students and pupils of the Atchison County Community Schools.

Rep. John Eplee, 63rd District, R-Atchison, will deliver the keynote address.

There will be an introduction and presentation of veterans in attendance. After the program there will be a refreshment and reception to honor the veterans.

“Our National Honor Society chapter is looking forward to honoring all of those who have served once again,” Ernzen said.

Former USD 377 Superintendent Stephen Wiseman originated the Veterans Day ceremony in 2004 and since that time the tradition has continued, Ernzen said.

NHS members encourage attendees to arrive about 15 minutes prior to the ceremony to allow them enough time if they need to accommodate guests with additional seating.

Mary Meyers can be reached

at mary.meyers@npgco.com.

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