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Veterans honored at Jackson High School choral presentation

Veterans were honored at a choral presentation at Jackson High School. (Credit: Sherae Honeycutt/KFVS) Veterans were honored at a choral presentation at Jackson High School. (Credit: Sherae Honeycutt/KFVS)
A large turnout filled all the seats on the orchestra level with overflowing attendees sitting up in the balcony. (Credit: Sherae Honeycutt/KFVS) A large turnout filled all the seats on the orchestra level with overflowing attendees sitting up in the balcony. (Credit: Sherae Honeycutt/KFVS)
Jackson's combined choral program put on the event in the high school's auditorium. (Credit: Sherae Honeycutt/KFVS) Jackson's combined choral program put on the event in the high school's auditorium. (Credit: Sherae Honeycutt/KFVS)
Each branch of the military was recognized, asking the current and former service members to stand, during a medley of songs. (Credit: Sherae Honeycutt/KFVS) Each branch of the military was recognized, asking the current and former service members to stand, during a medley of songs. (Credit: Sherae Honeycutt/KFVS)
Coral members held flowers during the presentation. (Credit: KFVS/Sherae Honeycutt) Coral members held flowers during the presentation. (Credit: KFVS/Sherae Honeycutt)
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

Hundreds of young people at Jackson High School took time out of their day on Wednesday to honor those who have served their country.

"The event is a longstanding tradition that we are proud of and look forward to each year," said Meredith Pobest, director of communication for Jackson School District. "It's something we will continue for years to come."

Jackson's combined choral program put on the event in the high school's auditorium. 

A large turnout filled all the seats on the orchestra level with overflowing attendees sitting up in the balcony.

The ceremony was filled with patriotic songs like, 'America the Beautiful,' 'God Bless America,' and 'The Star Spangled Banner.'

Each branch of the military was recognized, asking the current and former service members to stand, during a medley of songs.

Bob Clubbs read this year's presidential proclamation from President Barack Obama.

One high school student, Seth Bollinger, honored veterans by reading a speech about his grandfather who served and passed before he was born.

Bollinger won the VFW Voice of Democracy speech contest this year.

The event was closed by a medley of songs by the choir and a presentation of 'Taps.'

A Veterans Day parade was scheduled for 4 p.m. in Uptown Jackson.

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