OTSELIC – Because today marks Veterans Day, a time in which the country honors those who have served in the U.S. armed forces, students at Otselic Valley School paid their own tribute to local veterans this week in what’s become an annual ritual for the district.
On Monday, the Otselic Valley student body took part in a ceremony saluting local veterans for the sacrifices made. More than 10 veterans attended this year’s ceremony. The annual tribute, organized by the Otselic Valley chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), featured videos, color guard, “The Star Spangled Banner” performed by OV band and chorus, and messages of inspiration spoken by U.S. presidents at past Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington.
Otselic Valley agricultural teacher and FFA mentor (and former Army Reserve) Betty Ann Robinson described the ceremony as a perfect chance to honor those who served while also invoking a sense of nationalism among young students.