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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Annual Veteran's Day assembly held

Sweetser, Hopkins share thoughts


Last updated 11/16/2023 at 10:24am

Drew Lawson

Davenport School District students, teachers and area community members and veterans rise to sing "God Bless America" at the conclusion of the annual Veteran's Day ceremony Thursday, Nov. 9.

DAVENPORT - Students of all grade school ages joined teachers, administrators, several community members and military veterans for an annual Veteran's Day Assembly in the high school gym Thursday, Nov. 9.

Two veterans with school district connections spoke at the assembly after music teacher Rob Harper led the high school band in the National Anthem. First up was Cpl. Walt Sweetser, husband of district food services director Sarah Sweetser and Marine Corps veteran.

Sweetser, who fought in Desert Storm as part of the first unit to fire on the ground during the Gulf War, told students that...

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