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LUHS students, staff honor local veterans with breakfast and ceremonySubmitted: 11/13/2017
Natalie Cardona
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LUHS students, staff honor local veterans with breakfast and ceremony
MINOCQUA - Students wrote and sent personal letters to veterans inviting them to the ceremony. They also came early to set up the tables for "All-American" breakfast.

Principal and District Administrator Jim Bouche started the annual ceremony 10 years ago.
 
He says many students have a connection to the military.


"We ask them all to stand, and you'll see the whole field house standing because everyone is affected by our military veterans," says Bouche. 

Marine veteran Greg Guthrie spoke at this year's ceremony. He encouraged students interested in joining the military to take their role seriously. 

"They're going to learn a lot and they'll get in good physical condition. And they're also involved in something that's real," says Guthrie. 

Over 200 veterans come every year to the breakfast. 

After breakfast, the crowd headed to the Lakeland Union's field house for the ceremony. 

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