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2011-11-17 / Community News

Veterans Day



Students from Lexington High School played major roles in the annual Veterans Day Program. Students from Lexington High School played major roles in the annual Veterans Day Program.

Marine Charlie Frazier (center) is seen with W.O. Exner, also a Veteran, both from Lexington. Marine Charlie Frazier (center) is seen with W.O. Exner, also a Veteran, both from Lexington.

These three ladies work tirelessly, along with students in the LHS Student Council, in order to bring this program to our community each year. They are Connie Ward, Barbara Mostyn and LHS Principal Rebecca French. These three ladies work tirelessly, along with students in the LHS Student Council, in order to bring this program to our community each year. They are Connie Ward, Barbara Mostyn and LHS Principal Rebecca French.

Lexington’s American Legion’s Honor Guard sat in a line formation before they executed their 21 gun salute. Lexington’s American Legion’s Honor Guard sat in a line formation before they executed their 21 gun salute.

Veterans Pastor Leif Hasskarl (front) and Sheriff Rodney Meyer (back right), as well as Charles Wrinkle (back left) were there, too. Veterans Pastor Leif Hasskarl (front) and Sheriff Rodney Meyer (back right), as well as Charles Wrinkle (back left) were there, too.

The annual Veterans Day Program at Eagle Stadium is always a well-attended event, as is noted by this picture. The annual Veterans Day Program at Eagle Stadium is always a well-attended event, as is noted by this picture.

Louis Knipstein wouldn’t miss this annual event. He is seen with his wife, Deckie. Louis Knipstein wouldn’t miss this annual event. He is seen with his wife, Deckie.

Presentation of the Military Flags is seen at the left. Carrying the flags were Brianna B., Casey S., Malissa S., Allen J., and Logan M. Carrying the US Flag and the Texas Flag were Todd G. and Corey S. Presentation of the Military Flags is seen at the left. Carrying the flags were Brianna B., Casey S., Malissa S., Allen J., and Logan M. Carrying the US Flag and the Texas Flag were Todd G. and Corey S.

The military flag presenters were accompanied by Eric K. on the drums. The military flag presenters were accompanied by Eric K. on the drums.

Presenting the Colors are Todd G. and Corey S. Presenting the Colors are Todd G. and Corey S.

Presenting the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action flag were Noble L. and Ashley G. Presenting the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action flag were Noble L. and Ashley G.

Having served in the US Army for 23 years, and still serving, is Keith Wiggins, who was one of the guest speakers at Friday’s program. Having served in the US Army for 23 years, and still serving, is Keith Wiggins, who was one of the guest speakers at Friday’s program.

More students from Lexington High School who played major roles in the annual Veterans Day Program. More students from Lexington High School who played major roles in the annual Veterans Day Program.

Keith Wiggins, US Army Keith Wiggins, US Army

Christy Murray Clements, 25 year US Army Active Duty, was one of the speakers featured at the Veterans Day Program. 
PHOTO BY JOELY RODGERS. Christy Murray Clements, 25 year US Army Active Duty, was one of the speakers featured at the Veterans Day Program. PHOTO BY JOELY RODGERS.

Members of LHS Band, NHS, and FCCLA presented a giant American flag. They are seen entering the field. Members of LHS Band, NHS, and FCCLA presented a giant American flag. They are seen entering the field.

Kayla J. read The Noble and the Brave. Kayla J. read The Noble and the Brave.

This is a view of the giant American flag that students from LHS unfurled on the football field while patriotic music played. This is a view of the giant American flag that students from LHS unfurled on the football field while patriotic music played.

Pictured are members of the Lexington American Legion Honor Guard executing the 21 gun salute under the direction of Leonard Seifert. Pictured are members of the Lexington American Legion Honor Guard executing the 21 gun salute under the direction of Leonard Seifert.

Erich and Mark Lehmann, representatives from the Buckners Creek Texians, set off a replica of a Civil War Cannon. Their organization does re-enactments at Monument Hill in La Grange. Erich and Mark Lehmann, representatives from the Buckners Creek Texians, set off a replica of a Civil War Cannon. Their organization does re-enactments at Monument Hill in La Grange.

Rebecca French gave closing remarks. Rebecca French gave closing remarks.

Jason H. performed a moving rendition of Taps at the close of the ceremony. Jason H. performed a moving rendition of Taps at the close of the ceremony.

Brent Murray (center), fourth generation military and a graduate of LHS, is seen with his father, Mike, and his mother, Christy, who was one of the speakers at Friday’s event. She and Brent recently returned from Iraq and brought the combat flag that flew over their 36th Infantry Division Headquarters to LHS. That flag flew over the stadium last Friday during the ceremony. Brent Murray (center), fourth generation military and a graduate of LHS, is seen with his father, Mike, and his mother, Christy, who was one of the speakers at Friday’s event. She and Brent recently returned from Iraq and brought the combat flag that flew over their 36th Infantry Division Headquarters to LHS. That flag flew over the stadium last Friday during the ceremony.

LHS senior, Collin Wiggins, is seen with his dad, Keith Wiggins. LHS senior, Collin Wiggins, is seen with his dad, Keith Wiggins.

Joe and Keri Green were in attendance at the Veterans Day program in Lexington. Joe and Keri Green were in attendance at the Veterans Day program in Lexington.

Donning their “Army Wife, Army Sister, Army Littler Sister and Army Mom” t-shirts are Ashley (wife), Jennifer (sister), Jinx (littler sister) and Cheryl Richardson (mom), all who belong to Johnathan Richardson, US Army and currently deployed to Iraq. Donning their “Army Wife, Army Sister, Army Littler Sister and Army Mom” t-shirts are Ashley (wife), Jennifer (sister), Jinx (littler sister) and Cheryl Richardson (mom), all who belong to Johnathan Richardson, US Army and currently deployed to Iraq.

The American Legion hosted a sandwich lunch after the ceremony. They had set aside a special table for the POW and MIA, complete with a place setting and a lighted candle. Notice that the glass is upside down. The American Legion hosted a sandwich lunch after the ceremony. They had set aside a special table for the POW and MIA, complete with a place setting and a lighted candle. Notice that the glass is upside down.

Pouring the tea at the American Legion were Judy Belyeu (left) and Natalee Cherico. Pouring the tea at the American Legion were Judy Belyeu (left) and Natalee Cherico.

Serving sandwiches and other goodies were Mary Ann Hillegeist, Julia Spitzenberger and Barbara Fisher. Serving sandwiches and other goodies were Mary Ann Hillegeist, Julia Spitzenberger and Barbara Fisher.

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