DCHS celebrates Veterans Day by honoring them in a big way

Neleigh Kovar

Veteran’s Day is a holiday to celebrate the honor of those who have served for our country and to also to show respect towards the sacrifices they have made for our freedom. Every year, the eighth graders of David City High School put on an assembly to show our appreciation of veterans.


The eighth graders create things to say, along with a slideshow that the whole school and our local veterans watch. Lisa Bales, who is the middle school social studies teacher,  is the mastermind behind the whole program, and she loves it all.


“I do enjoy creating the program with the 8th graders. It takes class time and time beyond the classroom but it is a meaningful project for both me and our students,” Middle School Social Studies teacher Lisa Bales stated.  


Bales and her students spend a week on perfecting the event. During the assembly, the eighth graders presented their gift towards the veterans. the high school choir performed “We Honor You” by Roger Emmerson. The band also performed the service songs of each section of the military.


“I loved the music and seeing everyone stand up was really cool not actually knowing what they had to go through to just be standing here today,” senior Rachael Janak said.


The students then went outside to listen to Riley Hlavac play “Taps.” Then everyone watched as a line of Veterans proposed a gun salute.


“It is always a great experience,” Senior Ebani Filbert stated. “I love singing in the choir and honoring the veterans because they really do deserve the best considering what they have done for us.”


We may not know how being in the military is, but we do know how to honor them at David City High School.