The Mt. Zion High School Mixed A cappella Ensemble performs The Star Spangled Banner.
By BLAKE FAITH
The 2021 Mt. Zion Veterans Day Assembly honored Veterans throughout the Mt. Zion area.
The assembly started with the posting of the colors by the Mt. Zion High School Honor Guard. Rev. Mike Wakelamd then gave the Invocation
Students from the 2021 Contemporary America Class gave presentation on different things throughout the assembly
Matthias Adams gave a presentation that described the history of the Pledge of Allegiance. Jordan Sago gave a presentation that described the history of the flag, the national anthem and the history of the poem by Francis Scott Key.
The Mt. Zion Boy Scout Troop #43 demonstrated a folding of the U.S. flag and went through the description of the 13 steps.
Kaitlin Pounder presented and described the history of the 21 Guns Salute. Heads of State. Point their guns up. Brandon Kondritz followed with the presentation and description of Origin of Taps.
Rosie Ellison presented and described the history of Yellow Ribbons during war time. Logan Quick presented and described the history of Veterans Day.
Mark Patterson was the Keynote speaker and focused on patriotism. Patterson gave the definition of patriotism which is the respect felt by a citizen for the country they live in. He went on to say in the U.S. it is passed on from generation to generation. That it is guided by pledges or oaths like the military oath.
Logan Grundem created a video tribute to the Veterans. The Mt. Zion High School Band performed the Arm Forces Medley that Mr. Rich Hansen followed with honoring the veterans by branch of service and asked them to stand.
Rev. Martin Smith gave the Benediction and the Mt. Zion High School Honor Guard retrieved the colors.