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Bigfork students honor veterans

Bigfork High School students (Class of 2007) led by English teacher Mary Sullivan staged a Veterans Recognition Assembly on Friday, November 11, 2005 (Veterans Day). Students from the middle school and elementary school joined community members in the gymnasium, which was filled.

The program was introduced by Superintendent Russell Kinzer, and it included the posting of the colors by the Swan Valley Youth Academy and music by the Select Women’s Ensemble, directed by Michael Perez. Cameron Clayton and Britanny Brook played taps on their bugles. The powerpoints were created by Carly Hilley, Owen Roberts, and John White.

The program also featured Aftan Snyder as Master of Ceremonies and oral histories read by Cameron Clayton, Cassie Keller, Cassandra Galloway, John Butts, Stephani Shanahan, and Salena Jordan. (Oral histories of Eric Chester Isaacson, Eugene Lee, Rick Scott, Chaplain Donald Shea, Jason Varner, and Mary Amanda Hein Guffin). 


Communities, like other forms of human relationship, take their character from the things people remember and the things they promise. In remembering and promising, people link the past and the future to the present. Ceremonies and rituals are important ways young people are brought into a culture’s sense of memory and aspiration.

Further thoughts.

Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 11/12 at 10:40 PM
  1. Mary and Big Fork High School Students:
    Congratualations on your outstanding tradition of Veterans’ Recognition Programs in your community.  Each year your programs look more and more professional as well as very popular with your community members.  Your powerpoints and oral histories are such an honor to those who have served and will be remembered by many.
    Your community is fortunate to have your dedication and tradition in preserving their military history.  Again congratulations on a job well done!

    Posted by Darlene  on  11/13  at  01:24 PM

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