Students from Four Rivers Community School thank veterans at the end of the Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11, at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)
ONTARIO – One by one, the high school students from Four Rivers Community School shook the hand of a local veteran and said “thanks.”
The veterans, gathered for the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Four Rivers Cultural Center, sat in a row or stood.
The attention of the students, who also handed a “thank you” bag of treats, clearly touched the men and women long retired from service. They couldn’t seem to stop smiling.
The finish to the Ontario ceremony was a good counterpoint to a key message delivered on Thursday, Nov. 11. The talk centered on the toll of suicide among veterans.
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