On November 13, the National Honor Society at Evergreen Park Community High School hosted its annual Veterans Breakfast and the turnout was one of the largest in recent memory, hosting 32 veterans and their families for breakfast provided by the amazing EPCHS Kitchen Staff.
This was the 15th year for the breakfast under current NHS leadership and each year it has grown in the number of guests. Amazingly, there are guests who have been to all 15 breakfasts. During breakfast, the members of NHS are paired up with a veteran guest and interview the veteran during breakfast and then introduce the veteran at the end of the program. We were honored to host Evergreen Park Mayor Kelly Burke as well, who addressed the guests.
New additions to the breakfast over the past few years have been the inclusion of a place setting for those soldiers missing in action and having two students, Ilaan Wheeler and William Rodriguez, playing Echoing Taps on their trumpets.
"To me, Veterans Day is a day of honoring all veterans who have served and are currently serving in the US military," NHS student Theresa Brady, a senior, said. "The Veterans Breakfast gives me a chance to talk with my father about his experience in the US Armed Forces. It is also interesting to hear about the stories of other veterans at the breakfast. After attending many military events with my father’s unit, it is nice to see EPCHS give the same respect to all branches of the military."
The National Honor Society is preparing for its annual induction ceremony and Toys for Tots drive. New toys can be dropped off at the front desk security at EPCHS. Please contact NHS sponsor Mr. Nesler at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to donate to local families.