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CCHS students pay tributes to veterans


Three World War II veterans, from left, John Payne, Raymond Sutton, and Reid Bailey,
greet one another Monday morning at the annual CCHS Veterans Day celebration.
Hundreds of people attended the annual event.
Published: 8:56 AM, 11/13/2012

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-"We can live and serve in society because of you," CCHS FFA President Heath Smith said Monday, in his tribute to United States veterans attending the school's annual Veterans Day program.

Smith was joined by other student leaders in thanking and praising men and women representing nearly every branch of military service.

"Your sacrifices have made a difference in all our lives," said Seth Stokely, president of the school's 4-H Club, and Drama class students Reyna White and Caleb Griffith added their praises in the form of poetry.

US Rep. Phil Roe headed a list of government dignitaries in attendance, including State Rep. Jeremy Faison, Cocke County Trustee Rob Mathis, Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore, and Newport Mayor Connie Ball.

Returning to his alma mater as keynote speaker was Lt./Col. Michael Shelton, Retired. 

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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