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Updated: 11/12/2017 08:30:02AM

Highlands County students honor veterans

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The Lake Placid Middle School Chorus sang patriotic songs and held up signs with military insignia when the corresponding fight song was played.

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Florida Army National Guardsman Jake Riley has served tours in Afghanistan and also works at the Highlands County Sheriff's Office,

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Veterans Jake Riley on left and George Hill salute the flag as the LPHS JROTC presents colors at the Veterans Day assembly on Friday afternoon at Lake Plaic Middle School.

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The Lake Placid Middle School Chorus sang patriotic songs and held up signs with military insignia when the corresponding fight song played.

KIM LEATHERMAN / STAFF


The Lake Placid Middle School Chorus sang patriotic songs and held up signs with military insignia when the corresponding fight song played.

KIM LEATHERMAN / STAFF


Students researched Veterans Day and gave a short speech on its history at the Veterans Day program on Friday at Lake Placid Middle School.

KIM LEATHERMAN /STAFF


George Hill told funny stories of his time in the US Navy, which entertained the kids and the honored guests. Hill met his wife of 57 years while they were both serving in the Navy.

By KIM LEATHERMAN

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LAKE PLACID — Highlands County students of all ages held special programs Friday to honor those who have served in the United States military.

Veterans were invited to the ceremonies such as the one at Lake Placid Middle School.

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