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Veterans on campus and beyond honored on Veterans Day

November 11th, Veterans Day, is the day America celebrates all the men and women who have fought in wars. At Saint Stephen's, it's a time to be grateful for our our patriots, near and far.

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Veterans on campus and beyond honored on Veterans Day

A Vetrans day poster to honer all the people who served in the armed forces.

A Vetrans day poster to honer all the people who served in the armed forces.

A Vetrans day poster to honer all the people who served in the armed forces.

A Vetrans day poster to honer all the people who served in the armed forces.

Olivia Elisha, Staff Writer

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Veterans day is a day about all the people who have served, whether they did or didn’t make it back from their tours of duty”

— Mr. Lindsay

On November 11th, 1918, Armistice Day was celebrated, recognizing the end of World War I.

On November 11th, 1954, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day, and it is now recognized as a day to honor all soldiers who have fought in all wars.

Saint Stephen’s has several staff and faculty members who’ve served our country. Mr. Lindsay (Director of Technology), Mr. Erby (Middle School Director), Mr. Paoletti (Athletic Director), and Mr. Jensen (Director of Admissions), are all veterans that we have to thank for protecting our country.

The Gauntlet asked Mr. Lindsay and Mr. Erby to describe what Veterans day meant to them.

Mr. Lindsay said, “Veterans day is a day about all the people who have served, whether they did or didn’t make it back from their tours of duty.”  Lindsay, whose father and two brothers were in the service, continued, “It’s a very patriotic event for me because I was in the Air Force for seven years.  It’s just a time when we reflect on our veterans and all that they have done for our country.”

Mr. Erby, Middle School Director, also served the armed forces.

“I think it has more value now… My grandfather was in the Korean War and my dad was in Vietnam, but for me I think it’s just understanding the commitment and sacrifice that you sign up for.” Erby explaining his thoughts on Veterans Day.

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Olivia Elisha, Staff Writer

Olivia Elisha joined The Gauntlet this 2018-2019 school year. She really enjoys theater and is an active member of her church band. Olivia is also a member...

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