Veterans recognized

Heritage Health activities director, Anna Redcliff and DAR representative, Linda Bryd present veterans with a recognition plaque on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Honored are residents, James Armstrong, Army; Gilbert Crane, Army; Eugene Renkosik, Air Force; Paul Scott, Marines; Kenneth Snow, Air Force; Aristotle Stavropoulos, Army; and Heritage Health staff member Angela Schultz, Army. (Reporter photo by Jennifer Sommer)

Veterans were also honored at Veterans Day program, downtown. Students from Holy Cross School showed their support for veterans at the Mendota Veterans Day Program held at Veterans Park, Nov. 11. The Mendota VFW Post 4079 Veterans Memorial Squad, its Auxiliary, and the Mendota American Legion Post 540 participated in the program. It honored and remembered all veterans, both alive and deceased, for their commitment and contribution to our present way of life, and the benefits of liberty and freedom on both domestic and foreign soil. 

Mendota High School honored our veterans by hosting the annual Veterans Day Assembly. Over 200 MHS students contributed to the content of the assembly, which included presentations on the memorials in Veterans' Park, a history and recitation of the poem "In Flanders Field," and a tribute to the contributions of the USO. The MHS band also performed a medley of patriotic songs. The culmination of the assembly was the unveiling of a special piece of art upon which Mr. Sondgeroth's art students have been working over the course of the last few months. The piece, entitled "Unity," is comprised of 100, separate tiles that were created by 100, individual art students and pieced together to form a cohesive whole. The piece honors our veterans and the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day."