Lakeside Lutheran High School hosted a Veterans Day event Friday, November 6, that featured an introduction to and speech from Rep. Cody Horlacher, state representative for Wisconsin’s 33rd Assembly District, which includes the cities of Jefferson and Fort Atkinson, among other areas in southeastern Wisconsin.
More than 100 veterans from several branches of service spent the morning at Lakeside. The veterans in attendance represented more than half a century of military service, from World War II to the conflicts and wars in Korea, Vietnam , the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan. After a breakfast and social time for veterans and their guests, Principal James Grasby greeted the veterans and introduced Rep. Horlacher, who serves on several legislative committees, including Campaigns and Elections; Constitution and Ethics; Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Education; Interstate Affairs; and the Committee on Judiciary, for which he serves as the Vice Chair. Rep. Horlacher expressed his thanks to the veterans in attendance and to those currently serving, and commemorated the selflessness that is required in service to God and country.
A special Veterans Day chapel service, presided over by Pastor Matt Krenke of St. John Lutheran Church in Jefferson and Pastor Mark Toepel of the Lakeside faculty, included the honored veterans as well the entire student assembly, the Warrior Band, faculty and staff.
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