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Honoring Our Veterans

On Monday November 11th, Veterans and Odell students gathered together to honor our local heroes. American Legion Post #666 presented the colors for the ceremony.  Christopher Erickson was the guest speaker. Christopher served in the Illinois National Guard 1995-2004 achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served at Clinton Nuclear Plant after 9/11 and later, he and his brother, David were activated again to serve in Wiesbaden, Germany, to guard the base there. His brother, Matthew, was deployed to Afghanistan. David and Matthew both served seven years. Their father, Jim, served in Germany 1972-75.

The 8th grade class recited the poem "In Flanders Fields".  The choir performed "America the Beautiful" and "Taps" was played by Jaclyn Shaw from OGS and Madelyn Doran from St. Paul.

 

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