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Veterans saluted by students at Perham High School

Perham High School hosted a Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 11, honoring those who have served.

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The Perham High School video productions class, Veterans Day speakers and presenters, and members of the local VFW Post 4020 sit together at the high school's Hive on Friday, Nov. 11.
Contributed / Kasey Wacker
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Sergeant Terrence L. Teiken speaks to Perham High School students on Veterans Day.
Contributed / Jason Groth

PERHAM — Area high school students didn't let their local veterans go without being honored on Friday, Nov. 11. That day — Veterans Day — began at the high school with veterans being served breakfast at 8 a.m. Then, they went to the Hive for the Veterans Day program, presented by Perham High School's video production class, taught and directed by teacher Kasey Wacker.

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The formal folding of the flag commences at the end of the Veterans Day Presentation.
Contributed / Jason Groth

The program was introduced by Molly Pearson, followed by the presentation of the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the "Star Spangled Banner." Several presentations — including guest speakers Petty Officer 2nd Class Victor Peterson and Sergeant Terrence L. Teiken — both honored those who served and educated attending students.

The Perham High School band and choir provided some patriotic music, and the poem "Prisoner of War, Missing in Action" was shared with the audience. The presentation concluded with a formal folding of the flag and a retiring of the colors.

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