This Veteran’s Day, Dripping Springs High School hosted an assembly to honor those who have served our country. The assembly included several guest speakers as well as honored and acknowledged many retired veterans.
Although our school did not receive a holiday to observe this event, the motivating assembly showed the many veterans that attended how much our community appreciates their service. The ceremony was followed by a special lunch for the veterans to commemorate their presence.
“It’s always nice to be recognized for your service,” said Chad Swedberg, retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force.
For current military members as well as veterans, even the smallest form of recognition can mean a great deal.
“During Vietnam, recognition at the time wasn’t very good so it’s nice to see that appreciation today,” explained Swedberg.
Veterans attended the assembly in hopes of inspiring the student body to consider a future of serving our country.
“It’s both an honor and a privilege to serve the country and we hope you guys do that too,” expressed Swedberg.
The assembly served as a way for veterans to tell our school about the honor that comes along with serving in the military.
“We hope we can serve as mentors and that our service will serve as an example of what we hope your generation can do in the future,” said Swedberg.
Written by Rylee Matousek
Online Editor & Staff Writer