Slaton High School honored veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces, who have and are serving, Thursday morning (Nov. 11) during a Veterans Day Program.
Veterans Day marks the ending of World War I, Nov. 11, 1919 at 11 a.m. with the signing of the armistice.
The speaker was retired Col. David Bradshaw, Army. He served 36 years in the Army, including deployments to Panama, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bosnia. He also served tours in Europe, Central and South Americas.
Bradshaw thanked everyone in attendance, but especially his fellow colleagues in the military. “First thing I want to say is veterans, thank you for your service,” he said, then addressed those in attendance. “By paying attention to what has been said and what y’all are doing in this program today, I understand you get it. You appreciate our country, you value what we have in this country.
“And one of those things that makes this wonderful country in the world and the leader is we have a strong military and understand the reason that it’s important to do that.”