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Serving those who have served: Students honor veterans with breakfast event

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Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate and Middle School students gave tableside service to area veterans at the annual Veterans Day breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Students extended their show of appreciation with musical performances, patriotic poetry readings, small gifts and handmade cards as each veteran was recognized by name.

Benjamin Huckans, president of the Broadalbin-Perth Middle School National Junior Honor Society, gave the keynote address.

“Thank you for fighting for our freedom. You gave up your freedom so we don’t have to,” Huckans said. “You are the definition of heroes.”

Huckans also led the crowd in a moment of silence to recognize the veterans who have passed away, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

“We cannot thank you enough for protecting our country,” Huckans said.

More event highlights:

  • Members of the National Junior Honor Society, the Intermediate School Student Council and Character Kids Club led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Students Niko Minkler and William Ribar did poetry readings.
  • The middle school Concert Chorus performed the National Anthem and the middle school Concert Band performed five musical selections.