MHS hosts double the number of veterans compared to last year’s Veterans Day assembly

Kylie Carrier, Editor-in-Chief

On Nov. 6, MHS hosted its annual Veterans Day assembly, not only to honor local veterans, but to give students the chance to recognize the importance of what a veteran represents.

The assembly recognized the veterans in several ways, including having the MHS band welcoming them into the gym and then later playing each branch’s military song as recognition for the veterans’ service.

Guest Speaker Sgt. Allen James Lynch described the purpose of veterans and expressed gratitude for having been awarded the Medal of Honor for service during the Vietnam War.

“I feel [the event] went extremely well.  I have been receiving a lot of positive feedback from everyone,” said Social Science and World Language Department Chair Christopher Lagioia, who organized the event. “We have been doing this event for the last three years. This year was special because we had about 140 veterans in attendance, which is double our number from last year.”