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Fruita Middle School holds Veterans assembly

Fruita Middle School staff member with veteran John Hernandez
Fruita Middle School staff member with veteran John Hernandez(KKCO/KJCT)
Published: Nov. 11, 2021 at 9:52 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Fruita Middle School held their Veterans Assembly in honor of Veterans Day. The assembly included the Presentation of Colors, recognition of family members who are active or retired in the military, a choir performance, and more.

The assembly was held in the auditorium, there kids gathered to learn about the history of Veterans Day through an instructional video.

Towards the end of the assembly retired veteran, John Hernandez, came on stage to talk with a FMS staff member.

At the end of the assembly, students had the ability to ask Hernandez questions. One question a student asked was how to get involved in the military. Hernandez replied you must be in a solid mental state and be sure this is what you want to do. He continued by saying it is important to have a conversation with your loved ones and family, and make sure they are comfortable with it as well.

The assembly concluded with the choir singing songs for the United States Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy.

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