HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Houghton High School put on an hour long Veterans Day ceremony during school hours to honor American veterans.
Students of Houghton High School and Middle School were in attendance, and the event was made open to the public. The event was coordinated by Houghton High Schools JROTC program.
The ceremony had a presentation of colors from the color guard as well as a speech from a distinguished local veteran. The Houghton JROTC feels it's important to remind their fellow students why Veterans Day means so much.
"It's just educating them on why we need to honor the veterans. We wouldn't be the country we are today without them, so we just want to educate them on why veteran's day is important," said Gabriella Sullivan, the Cadet Battalion Commander for the Houghton JROTC.
All of the veterans present at the ceremony were given miniature flags representative of their branch of service as a token of the school's gratitude.