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Ballard Co., KY schools hold Veterans Day Programs

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Ballard County Elementary School choir. (Source: Ballard County Schools) Ballard County Elementary School choir. (Source: Ballard County Schools)
SPC Aaron Walker and SPC Kristy Cogan speak to the elementary students. (Source: Ballard County Schools) SPC Aaron Walker and SPC Kristy Cogan speak to the elementary students. (Source: Ballard County Schools)
Steve Quertermous and his special guest, Richard Norris. (Source: Becca Smith, BMHS) Steve Quertermous and his special guest, Richard Norris. (Source: Becca Smith, BMHS)
BMHS FCA members filed out and made a line with unlit candles. (Source: Becca Smith, BMHS) BMHS FCA members filed out and made a line with unlit candles. (Source: Becca Smith, BMHS)
BALLARD COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

The Ballard County, Ky. School District held Veterans Day programs.

Ballard County Elementary School held their program in the gymnasium. Guest speakers were National Guard SPC Aaron Walker and SPC Kristy Cogan.

Walker is a 2008 graduate of Ballard Memorial High School, and is the son of BCES fourth grade teacher Krystal Walker.

The BCES Flight Choir performed several songs and are shown here singing the national anthem. Local veterans were especially invited to attend and were recognized at the ceremony.

Ballard Memorial High and Ballard County Middle schools held their Veterans Day program on Nov. 9 in the BMHS gymnasium.

The keynote address was given by BMHS history teacher Steve Quertermous, and focused on the need to thank a veteran. Quertermous recognized his special guest, Richard Norris, a veteran who the teacher said was like a second father.

BMHS FCA members filed out and made a line with unlit candles. As each successive name was read, the student would turn and light his or her candle, until all names were called.

Sophomore Jesse Rollins is shown in the second photo with the line of lit candles. The candles remained lit as sophomore band member Naoma Curtis played "Taps" on her trumpet. The students then blew out their candles, leaving the gym in darkness.

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