Gary DeVon/staff photos Walt and Vicki Hart, members of the Oroville American Legion Hodges Post 84, demonstrate how to fold an American flag, while Richard Henneman explains what each fold represents to a Veterans Assembly held at Oroville High School at Coulton Auditorium. The assembly was organized by teacher Tam Hutchinson’s Senior Political Science class.
A Veterans Day Assembly held at Oroville High School’s Coulton Auditorium was presented by Tam Hutchinson’s Senior Political Science Class. It began with Zoe Whittaker-Jameson welcoming all to the assembly and Narya Naillon giving opening remarks “For the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” Naillon also sang the National Anthem while a Color Guard from the Oroville American Legion Hodge’s Post 84 presented the flag. The intro video “Some Gave All” was created by Jaxon Blackler.
Nayra Naillon also sang the National Anthem while a Color Guard from the Oroville American Legion Hodge’s Post 84 presented the flag. The intro video “Some Gave All” was created by Jaxon Blackler.
Angela Cross’ first graders sang “Grand ol’ Flag” and members of the Legion held a Flag Folding Ceremony.
This was followed up by “Sing a Song of Peace” performed by the third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade choir.
The High School Band played “American Patriot Salute” under the direction of Eric Stiles.
The High School Choir performed “A Patriotic Festival” by Mark Williams. Narya Naillon and Zoe Whittaker-Jameson then presented a video, “A Tribute to Our Heros” featuring comments from students with relatives who served their country.
About Gary DeVon
Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.