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Veterans Day Luncheon

Veterans Share Messages with Students

On November 10th, 2023, The Morgan School welcomed local veterans and community members to its annual Veterans Day Assembly and luncheon. Following the assembly, over 50 veterans attended the luncheon, a large increase from the last year. The luncheon serves as a great opportunity for veterans to enjoy lunch with their families, and each other, as well as speak to students about their experiences.

Many of the Veterans shared their appreciation for the event, thanking everyone involved for taking the time to organize everything. Jack Scherban, Vietnam Veteran, and his wife said it was a great opportunity for the veterans, as it acted as a social event for them, something that got everyone together, which is a rarity.

Vietnam Veteran Allen Edge (Riley Schmidt)

Other veterans wanted to share messages and advice with the students. Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Allen Edge, who served in the Marine Corps said, “Get involved. Don’t ever shy away from getting involved. Always help others because they will help you. There is no better feeling than when somebody blossoms through your help.” He emphasized the impact that young people have. He said, “You can change people’s lives, and that’s not an idle statement. You really can change people’s lives.” His wife, 30-year Air Force Veteran, Tess Taft Edge, shared a similar message, “Love people, no matter where they are from, or what they look like. We are all on this planet together as humans.” She echoed the need for service: “Help everybody in need. Do all that you can for as long as you can.”

The wide array of soups and desserts for the event, were prepared by Consumer Science Teacher Susan Murphy’s Culinary Arts 2 students. This year the menu included, chicken noodle soup, white bean turkey chili, tomato bisque, a variety of cookies, and quick breads. The students spent two days preparing the food, and most of the day of the event setting up, running, and cleaning. The food received raving reviews from the attendees. The event was also attended by Interact Club students, who previously prepared gift bags for the veterans, with handmade crafts, and cards.

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Sean Davis, Chief Editor/Writer
Hi! My name is Sean. I am a senior, and this is my second semester taking Journalism. I am excited to be writing and editing for the PawPrint. I am involved in many activities at Morgan, notably as the Senior class President, and Student Representative to the Board of Education. I also enjoy playing on the golf team in the spring. I am looking forward to writing about students' views, and about topics I find important and interesting, and how they pertain to Morgan.

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