Thurston Middle School is known for its Veterans Day assembly. Monday, students presented a check to the local VFW, after fundraising last week.
The Thurston Middle School band welcomed about three dozen veterans and their families to the packed gymnasium. Principal Brandi Starck said the goal of the event was to understand the history and meaning of Veterans Day:
Starck: “We also want to take time to honor the veterans who live in and around our community. People who have continued to live here and continued to support our community, even after their service.”