Local Veterans Honored At 26th Annual Night Of Patriots

Night Of Patriots 2018
Quilts of Valor Recipients
Larry Ball, Army, Vietnam War - Curtis Hudson, Army, Vietnam War - Oliver Romines, Army, Korean War
Photo by Sara May

Night Of Patriots 2018
Photo by Sara May

Night Of Patriots 2018
Photo by Sara May

Night Of Patriots 2018
Photo by Sara May

Night Of Patriots 2018
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Night Of Patriots 2018
Newly Elected US House of Representatives, Dist 2, Tim Burchett
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Night Of Patriots 2018
Photo by Sara May

Jefferson County High School presented the 26th annual Night of the Patriots performance on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in the James D. Swann Performing Arts Center. Local veterans were honored by students from several areas of study and extra curricular areas at Jefferson County High School.

As has come to be expected, students and staff delivered a show stopping performance that not only show cased the vast amount of talent at the school but also put the spotlight on the service of local veterans. From the Welcome offered by JCHS student John Ryan Scarlett to the closing remarks by Jefferson County High School Principal Dr. Scott Walker, it was non stop musical, dance and drama performances.

Recent additions to the memorable performance are the Dramatic Reading of the Voice of Democracy, this year presented by Brooke Hornberger, and the Veteran’s Presentation and Introduction which this year included the presentation of three recipients of Quilts of Valor.

As has become tradition for the Night of the Patriots, veterans and their families were treated to a chili supper before the performance. They also had time to view shadow boxes prepared by students to honor local veterans.

At the helm of the Night of the Patriots is educator David Seal. With the close of this year’s performance, Seal and a dedicated staff of volunteers will turn their eye to next year’s performance. As for what motivates a person to dedicate so much time and effort for one evening of performing, Seal stated “ I am a very patriotic person and I want the students to have an outlet to show their patriotism and appreciation for those that serve our country. It is equally important to both the veterans and the students.”

So, thought the lights are off for this year’s performance, still to come are the moving offerings of the Voice of Democracy which will proudly be carried on the Jefferson County Post as soon as the competition portion of the program is complete.

Source: K. Depew, News Director

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