Prairie River Middle School held its annual Veterans Day assembly Friday morning with involvement from local veterans groups including Mid Wisconsin AMVETS Post 2000, DAV Chapter 29 & Auxiliary, VFW Post 1638 & Auxiliary, National Association of Atomic Veterans, 32nd INF/Div. Assoc. and American Legion Post 46.
The PRMS 8th grade band and 7th/8th grade choir performed during the assembly. Guest speaker was retired Army Colonel Paul Russell.
Patriots Pen essay winners Olivia Troyer, Madison VanDerGeest and Evan Perry read their essays on what gifts American has given to their generation.
Also during the assembly, members of American Legion Post 46 presented a total $1,500 donation to PRMS technical education instructor Pete McConnell for the
Freedom Pen project. PRMS student volunteers stay after school to make wooden pens that are given to each veteran on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. The American Legion donation will go toward an additional lathe in the technical education department.
The Prairie River Middle School 8th grade band plays “Yankee Fanfare” while veterans proceed with the colors to open Friday morning’s assembly…