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Honoring veterans

Visitors to Valley Crossing Community School were greeted by students lining the hallway waving American Flags. Additionally, red, white and blue paper stars, with the names of veterans on them, adorned the hallways. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith1 / 3
Woodbury High School Junior Air Force ROTC presented the flag to a representative from the Woodbury American Legion. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith2 / 3
Woodbury city officials, the Woodbury Lions and other local organizations celebrated Veterans Day with a program at the Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial Friday. The program included an address by U.S. Navy retired Captain Russ Kaegebein, raising of the military flags and music by the Community Brass Band. Staff photo by Riham Feshir3 / 3

Woodbury schools honored veterans last week with ceremonies.

Both Woodbury High School and Valley Crossing Community held Veterans Day celebrations at the schools.

Valley Crossing's ceremony, which was held Nov.10, featured the color guard of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, singing patriotic songs, a Skype visit from Afghanistan by, who is also the parent of a former Valley Crossing student.

The ceremony featured guest speaker, Bob Livingston, who is a US military veteran and member of the Washington County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network.

Students were invited to bring a family member or friend who is a veteran to attend the ceremony and be recognized for their service.

Students also recognized veterans by writing the names of family or friends who have served in the military on red, white and blue paper stars which adorned the hallway.

During WHS' ceremony, held on Veterans Day Nov. 11, the Junior Air Force ROTC presented the flag as well as performed a flag folding ceremony. The flag was than presented to a representative from the Woodbury American Legion.

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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