A Veterans Day ceremony was held on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Southwest Area Career Center in Monett. The ceremony began with the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the National Anthem followed by the salute to the flags by the JROTC Color Guard. Pictured above are some of the veterans who were invited to the event, which included a full-course meal prepared and served by SWACC culinary arts students.
The Veterans Day ceremony continued with the history of the POW/MIA presented by Cadet 2nd Lt. David White. Pictured above by the table is Sgt. Alec Blackstone, of Southwest High School. Pictures of United States Army Speicalist Christopher Stark, of Monett, who was killed in action on Feb. 28, 2011, in COP Tangi, Afghanistan were included on the table. [Times Photo by Lisa Craft]