The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 9, 2013

Drummond High School student council, FFA hosting Veterans Day event Monday

By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Drummond High School’s student council and FFA have a special event slated in honor of Veterans Day.

A 10 a.m. assembly in the gymnasium Monday will honor community veterans.

Community members are welcome to attend. While there, they can see the newly-installed Drummond Veterans Memorial Wall.

The memorial wall, honoring Drummond graduates who made the decision to enter the military.

Mike Woods, superintendent of Drummond schools, said the wall was inspired by 2013 graduate Dillon Throckmorton, who entered the Marine Corps. Throckmorton currently is in basic training, Woods said.

Throckmorton was earlier honored for his decision to enter the armed forces during 2013 Senior Night, said Leah Miller, financial secretary and treasurer for Drummond Schools.

The “Honor and Glory” Veterans Day assembly will feature a video presentation by Lt. Col. Alan Milacek, USAF retired. Milacek’s Mackay Trophy, on display in the Smithsonian Institution, was given for meritorious flight of the year by the Air Force.

Special guest speaker at the assembly is Drummond resident Lt. Col. Larry Shreve, retired. Shreve’s awards include Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Unit Commendations, three Sea Service Deployment ribbons, and the National Defense Service Medal.

Drummond FFA and Student Council are providing lunch for veterans immediately after the assembly.

Mary Jo Peeper, Drummond school librarian, Larry Conrady, teacher and technology expert for the district, and Loren Dillingham assisted in creating the 47 plaques that are part of the Drummond Veterans Memorial Wall. The wall will remain a permanent display in the Drummond gymnasium lobby.

Community donors who helped make the memorial wall and the Veterans Day assembly possible include Garfield County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, Hobby Lobby, Peeper Seed Farm, Bank of Kremlin, Buffalo Wild Wings, Angel Delight and Jumbo Foods.