Lake Stevens M.S. honors VeteransLance Corporal Matthew Leonard awarded Lake Stevens Middle School teacher Marshall Wygul, a Vietnam War Veteran with a plaque at the school’s Veterans Day Assembly. The students of Lake Stevens Middle School were very respectful as they filed past flags and candles into the auditorium for a Veterans’ Day Assembly on Monday, Nov. 10. The seventh grade band was playing marvelously, helping everyone get into the proper mood.
“Letters” was the theme of the assembly. Several students read letters from various wars.
One letter was to a newborn daughter from her father during World War II expressing his love for her and hopes for her future. Another was a letter from a husband to his wife discussing his fears and desires to be a good leader during the Vietnam War.
Our special guest speaker was former LSMS student, Lance Corporal Matthew Leonard who spoke to us about the importance of respecting veterans and how he feels his service is a way of honoring all those who came before him.
Leonard then presented LSMS Shop teacher and Vietnam War Veteran, Marshall Wiygul with a plaque and an American flag that Leonard flew in Mr. Wiygul’s honor during his recent tour in Habbaniya, Iraq.
The assembly was a great success. Students were extremely respectful and excited about writing letters of thanks and appreciation to our soldiers currently serving overseas.
For more information on how you can write to a soldier, check out www.amillionthanks.org.