VWHS Honors Veterans

Van Wert High School hosted a Veterans Day assembly this morning to honor our local veterans and their families. This assembly was open to the public. Several speakers were invited to the stage, offering words of wisdom to the students and sharing their experiences. The assembly concluded with a standing ovation to all Veterans in attendance.

Thank you to those who took the stage this morning:

  • Commander David Beck - U.S. Army

  • Bobby Switzer - U.S. Navy “Heritage and Honor to Serve”

  • John Walls - U.S. Army “Service Dogs and What They Are Used For”

  • Bill Marshall - U.S. Air Force “What the Service Has Done For Me Personally”

  • Libby Gardner - U.S. Army “Being a Female in the Service”

  • Kent Long - U.S. Air Force “Americanism”

  • Bill Bird - U.S. Air Force “Children and Community”

We also extend our deepest gratitude to our Van Wert City School staff members who have served or are currently serving in the military:

  • Chris Gemmer - Middle School

  • Todd Keller - District

  • Tom Losh - VWCS Board of Education

  • Scott Pollock - High School/Middle School

  • Tom Sanford - Elementary School

  • Bob Spath - High School

  • Jen Trittshuh - High School

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served, and continue to serve, our country. We appreciate your dedication and sacrifice!