Lincoln County High School students honored military veterans Monday with breakfast and a ceremony recognizing their service to their country.
More than two dozen veterans attended the celebration of service coordinated again this year by teacher Tim Estes. The veterans' experience ranged from Russell Burton, a World War II sailor, to Jamison Goatee, a 2004 LCHS graduate and Army specialist recently back from Iraq.
After a hot breakfast in the LCHS cafeteria, veterans were escorted down the school's hallways lined with applauding students and teachers and proceeded into the auditorium led by the Junior Guard color guard.
Senior Class President Jordan Wilkinson started the celebration with a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance followed by an a cappella version of the National Anthem of rare quality by Nicolette Coontz. During a medley of service songs, audience members stood to recognized family members who'd served in the separate services.