60-plus veterans recognized at Cassville

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
From left, JROTC members Michalea Hunter, national rifle; Nathan Bailey, national flag; Rebecca Blackburn, state flag; and Haven Brookes, state rifle, present the colors at the opening of the Veterans Day assembly at Cassville High School Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Cell phones were on hand to capture moments at the Veterans Day assembly at Cassville High School Friday

Marissa Matthews recites her winning essay, “Veterans: Determined, Dependable & Loving,” at the Veterans Day assembly at Cassville High School Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Layne Jung recites his winning essay, “Heroes Hidden Among Us,” at the Veterans Day assembly at Cassville High School Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
U.S. Navy veteran Robert Callahan stands to be recognized while the Cassville concert band and mass choir perform “Armed Forces — The Pride of America” at the Veterans Day assembly at Cassville High School Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Cell phones were on hand to capture moments at the Veterans Day assembly at Cassville High School Friday. One veteran recorded as JROTC members Nathan Bailey, left, and Rebecca Blackburn, right, performed the “Thirteen Folds,” with the meaning behind each fold read by Joua Thao, left middle, and Sarah Field. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Mary Richmiller holds a flag presented to her in honor of her late husband, Jim Richmiller. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1967, serving in North Vietnam in 1969 and 1970 as a radio man and becoming a decorated combat soldier. Jim returned home to play for the Navy-Marine Corps football team and taught communications at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. He and Mary wed after his time in the military and moved to Cassville. They have four children who grew up in the area. Jim loved the Cassville Veterans Day assembly, saving each certificate he received from 1993-2005. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
The Cassville concert band and mass choir performed “Armed Forces — The Pride of America,” during the Veterans Day assembly at Cassville High School Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
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