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World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans, members of the 109th Field Artillery and other active service members from the Navy, Army and Marines, Pennsylvania legislators and Wyoming Valley West administrators and teachers joined in a Wyoming Valley West Middle School assembly on Nov. 9 to celebrate Veterans Day. They were joined by the Spartan Singers carrying flags and led by a Color Guard in a procession while they sang patriotic songs. The theme of the day was ‘Let Freedom Ring.' Some of the participants, from left, first row: Representative Eddy Day Pashinski; Senator Lisa Baker; Dave Long, James Walsh and Frank Steinberg, World War II veterans; and Staff Sergeant Andrew Straub and Staff Sergeant Robert Dick, 109th Field Artillery. Second row: Barry Rogers, assistant principal; Ned Whalen, teacher; David Bond, assistant principal; Lou Cora and Frank Elack, veterans; and Commander Al Seeman, U.S. Navy. Third row: Jerry Storz, teacher; Chris Romanowski, teacher; Deborah Troy, principal; David Tosh, secondary education director; John Richards, Vietnam veteran; and Sergeant Nathan Smith and Sergeant Christopher Carson, U.S. Marine Corps.

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