WHS FFA, music dept. honor local veterans


The Wilmington High School FFA and music department combined to present a Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 11.

Although raining, many veterans and family members attended and were recognized during the welcoming introduction by Devon Snyder, FFA president.

The symphonic band opened the program with several selections, followed by the choir. The FFA officers introduced each part of the program for the families and students.

Doug Cooper, WHS social studies chairman and teacher, presented a short history of how Veterans Day came to be named.

The wind ensemble opened with “The National Anthem” and concluded with a stirring rendition of the “United States Armed Services Medley” as the veterans were invited to stand as their service theme was played.

The Wilmingtones presented an emotional a cappella version of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” The program concluded with “Taps” played by Elijah Danky, in military uniform. and remarks by Samantha Woodruff, WHS principal.

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