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Students assemble for veterans


Mike Dunn

Dick Ament accepts a handshake of thanks from a young student at the Encampment School.

Schools in the Platte Valley honored Veterans Day yesterday with assemblies to recognize veterans who have served in the military.

At Saratoga Middle/High School the day began with an assembly in the gym where the pledge of allegiance was recited, followed by a speech on Veterans Day by Class President Hunter Mason.

After Mason was done the student body watched "Taking Chance," a 2009 film starring Kevin Bacon about bringing a Marine Chance Phelps, who was killed in Afghanistan, back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyo. for his funeral. Saratoga Elementary School (SES) invited Vietnam War veter...

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