Veterans Day 2018

by Jonathan Savage, Reporter

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  • Elaine Bottone and LTC Bernard Aikens talk to each other after the presentations on Nov. 7. Elaine Bottone served in the Korean War.

  • Safety monitor Xavier Carter talks to students during the Veterans Day program. Carter served in the Marine Corp in the Iraqi Freedom Operation during the Iraq War. “I don’t think it necessarily changed me, but it taught me a lot about myself. There were challenges that came about that make you know who you really are,” Carter said. “Different situations, whether it be training or actually in combat, push you further than your comfort level, so you can go farther than you thought you could go.”

  • Senior Cadet Major Alvern Dyer and senior Cadet Captain Robert Jones focus on the veteran speakers on Nov. 7.

  • Staff Sergeant Kelly Showman speaks to the audience in the auditorium on Nov. 7. Showman served in the in Iraqi Freedom Operation during the Iraq War.

  • Major Pete Eldridge speaks to the audience on Nov. 7 about the time he served in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield.

  • Staff Sergeant Kelly Showman speaks to the audience about his service in the Iraqi Freedom Operation.

  • Major Pete Eldridge speaks to the audience on Nov. 7 about the time he served in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield.

  • A group of students listens to Veterans speaking on Nov. 7.

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