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Updated: 11/13/2013 08:00:03AM

Suttle: Never stop learning

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PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Marine Cpl. Cory Suttle, who attended Bartow Elementary School, gives the keynote address at the school's first annual Veterans Day celebration Monday.

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

The array of medals, including the Purple Heart for sustaining wounds in combat, adorn the dress uniform of Marine Cpl. Cory Suttle, the guest speaker at Monday's Veterans Day celebration at Bartow Elementary Academy.

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Music teacher and Veterans Day program coordinator Anna Jones leads the BEA Singing Knights as they sing “For the God of Many” at Monday's Veterans' Day celebration at the school

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Marine Cpl. Cory Suttle, BEA chorus soloist Dexter Jenkins and Sgt. Brian Dillahay reflect on Veterans Day after the first Veterans Day celebration at Bartow Elementary Academy on Monday.

By CATHY PALMER

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A rousing rendition of “God Bless the USA” was the highlight and finale of Monday’s first Veterans Day celebration at Bartow Elementary Academy which also featured former Bartow Elementary student, Bartow police officer and U.S. Marine Cpl. Cory Suttle as its keynote speaker.

Other special guests of honor seated on the BEA stage were veterans Karen Reese who served in the Army National Guard, Brian Dillahay who was wounded while serving in the U.S. Army in the Middle East and Clifton Lewis who served as a military cryptologist in various locations throughout the world.

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