On Nov. 7, Marjory Stoneman Douglas honored the hard work, sacrifice and strength of American soldiers by hosting a veterans luncheon in lieu of Veterans Day. MSD history teacher Sandra Davis was in charge of the affair.
“I think that we were really excited to be able to honor our parents who have served our country,” Davis said. “It was nice to be able to see their children have their parents recognized in front of some of the staff and Mr. Thompson, just so that they knew how grateful we were for their service to our country.”
While this was a county-wide initiative, MSD showed an exceptional turnout with about 75 veterans in attendance.
The veteran luncheon was catered by the Wings Plus on Sample Road with served chicken as the main course. MSD culinary teacher Ashley Kurth organized and served the food, along with several students.
“We provided the fruit platter, the veggie platter, and the salad and the drinks,” Kurth said.
Along with Wings Plus, many other faculty members donated food items such as deserts and side dishes. However, the delicious food was not the only way the veterans were commemorated.
Rho Kappa President Alex Martinez delivered a speech to extend MSD’s appreciation to the veterans who participated in the event.
“The number one thing we are trying to do is honor our veterans for this very important holiday, and being the president of the Honor Society at our school, especially one that involves social studies, is to honor the history of our country, and we wouldn’t think of doing it any other way than honoring our veterans,” Martinez said.
The veteran luncheon was able to unite the community in appreciation for the strength and sacrifice of those who have served our nation.