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Salute to veterans

Published November 18, 2022

The St. Joseph High School Interact Club in Conway, with assistance from the Conway Noon Rotary Club and the school's FCCLA Club, led a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11. It was attended by high school students and faculty along with several veterans from St. Joseph Parish. 

Interact Club members read prayers and reflections on how veterans have protected our nation’s freedoms for decades while often sacrificing their own lives. Flag bearers from St. Joseph Girl Scout Troop 6827 presented the colors and led those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance. The school band played the national anthem and service songs representing the  U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Anthony Fillippino, associate director of the University of Central Arkansas’ HPER Center and an Arkansas Army National Guard major with the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, addressed the crowd. "It is important to remember there's less than 2 percent of the American population currently serving in all branches of the military," he said. "Who would not want to be part of such a distinguished group? Duty, honor and country." 

A reception followed the program.