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Program honors veterans’ sacrifices for US

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

Veterans from all branches, students and the public were all in attendance to remember those who have and are currently fighting in wars Monday morning (Nov. 11) during  the annual Veterans Day program at the High School.

The day marks the 101st anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending World War I in 1918 – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Guest speaker was Capt. Charles L. Webb IV, with the U.S. Air Force.

Webb, who is an assistant professor at Texas Tech University, spoke about his career. After graduating training at in California, he was assigned to the 320 Missile Squadron at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, then the 12th Missile Squadron at Malmstrom AFB in Montana, among other assignments.

That said, more he was excited to be able to come back to Texas Tech and be able to recruit more people as a mentor of Air Force ROTC cadets to serve the nation.

“I was asked to kind of talk about what does it mean to be a veteran. So I was thinking about it and honestly the first thing that popped into my head was “it was my turn,” he said.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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