2018 Veterans Assembly Monday, Nov. 12

A former Veterans Day Program in Eagle Grove. Photo by Kim Demory

There are many Veterans in our communities, and for years now, the Eagle Grove Area School District has been honoring these brave men and women on Veterans Day with a special program. T he students and staff have served them drinks and snacks, made posters, written essays, prepared videos, and honored each Veteran by name. This year, the Eagle Grove High School Talented and Gifted (TAG) students are in charge of the program and it is sure to be a wonderful recognition ceremony planned for Monday, Nov. 12.

As in the past, the EGHS TAG students have invited a special guest to speak at the assembly. They are honored to say this year’s speaker will be Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Len Stephens, United States Army. Past presenters have talked about a variety of topics including their experience in the military, shared personal stories that left a mark on their life, talked about their duties in the military, the friends they’ve made, or the reason they joined. Others have talked about appreciating and remembering those who have served. This year, Lieutenant Colonel Stephens will be talking about his history in the military. He retired from the United States Army at Fort Lee, Virginia on September 1, 1996. After his Army retirement he taught Army Junior Reserve Offi cers Training Corps to high school students. Lt. Col. Stephens led the JROTC program at Waterloo East High School in Waterloo, Iowa, for 19 years. Lt. Col. Stephens retired from East High School in 2016.

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