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Siletz school honors veterans

Posted: Thursday, Nov 8th, 2012


Students bearing a U.S. flag made in class and boxes of cookies and thank you cards met veterans gathered for a ceremony Thursday at Siletz Valley School. Holding the flag were Lilly Hicks, left, and Chloie Oliphant. Back row, left to right, were Katie Stephens, Danielle Clark, Tiffany Stokes and Jamie Helms. U.S. Navy veteran Patrick Lemmon was one of 40 vets honored during a Thursday ceremony at Siletz Valley School. Lemmon served two tours in Vietnam aboard an ammo ship. (Photos by Rick Beasley)


The tired eyes of an old veteran lit up and went moist as a young girl handed him a poem of tribute meticulously enhanced by crayon art, one of the many simple, heartfelt gifts that honored former service members during a ceremony Thursday at Siletz Valley School.



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