Veterans Day assembly at California High School

The bleachers are filled with students at the CHS Veterans Day Assembly.

The bleachers are filled with students at the CHS Veterans Day Assembly. Photo by David Wilson.

On Friday, Nov. 11, the California High School Veterans Day Assembly began with the national anthem performed by the Sounds of Joy directed by Michele Bilyeu.

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California Student Council members Katelyn Allison, left, and Leo Lutz, ceremonially fold the United States flag at the CHS Veterans Day Assembly.

The events were introduced by Jared Kendrick followed by a ceremonial folding of the United States flag by Katelyn Allison and Leo Lutz.

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Nathan Thibon reads his essay submitted to the VFW Post 35 speech contest at the California High School Veterans Day Assembly.

Each year, the California High School speech class students participate in the Wyman S. Basinger Post 35 VFW speech contest. Since there are usually too many entries for judging to be completed by Nov. 11, the essay of Nathan Thibon was chosen to be read for the occasion.

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At the Veterans Day Assembly at California High School, Michele Bilyeu directs the Sounds of Joy as it sings the national anthem.

For more of this story check out the Nov. 16 issue of the California Democrat.

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