Veterans are honored at EHS’s annual assembly


Sana Tahir, Features Writer

Veterans Day is a day to honor all the people who have served or who are serving in the United States Armed Forces. For the 12 years, Eagan High School has been doing an assembly to celebrate Veterans Day. The assembly recognizes all the veterans and their families for their service and hard work. It was on November 12th at 9:00 am.

Each year at this assembly, there is a keynote speaker, and this year was no different. Mr. Poehler spoke at this year’s assembly. He is a retired United States Navy Captain and was in the military for 30 years. He’s also a social studies teacher at Eagan

“He is ending that chapter in his life,” explained Ms. Adams, an EHS history teacher and spouse to a veteran. “We felt it was fitting for him, as Eagan staff, to say a few words about the things that bring us together.”

Eagan High School holds the assembly to not only celebrate Veterans Day, but also to recognize the experiences of veterans and the sacrifices they make.

“It’s a way to say thank you and include the community in on that,” described Ms. Adams.

Eagan students are also very involved with this assembly. The students are writing notes, decorating the building and greeting the veterans as they enter the school. The Eagan choral ensemble and band also provided music at the assembly this year, like in years past.

On this day, there is a breakfast in the morning in the Student Commons, before the assembly. Each year, Eagan High School has about 100 to 125 veterans come to the assembly and breakfast.

This day is for honoring all the active and retired men and women in uniform and their families. To all veterans, thank you for your service. We are forever grateful.