Students and staff of Whitewater Middle School thanked local veterans at an all-school assembly in honor of Veterans Day. The assembly included "March of the Armed Forces" and "The Star Spangled Banner" performed by the 8th grade band and choir while the UW-Whitewater ROTC presented the colors. The keynote address was delivered by Ms. Alicia Waring, a veteran of the Air Force and mother of a WMS student. In her speech, she shared her experiences of serving in a non-combat area during war time, as well the opportunities and values instilled in her by the military. Veterans in attendance stood to be recognized and a moment of silence was observed for all those men and women who gave their lives while defending our nation. WMS thanks all veterans for the sacrifices they have made to protect us and our freedom!