For 13 years, the Humble High School Veterans Day Salute has commemorated military veterans for their service and sacrifice. On display is a replication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which serves as a memorial to service members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and remain unknown.
Throughout the ceremony, Humble High School JROTC Michael Channette resets his direction with a 90 degree turn after walking the 21 paces per military requirement in front of the memorial.
This student service-learning event was the collaborative effort of a variety of on-campus clubs, staff and community businesses. The ceremony began with the placing of the wreath, playing of “Taps”, an U.S. military ceremonial musical piece, singing of The National Anthem, pledges to the flags, and other patriotic activities. Specials tributes were made to HHS students and faculty by Congressman Ted Poe, State Representative Dan Huberty and Humble Mayor Merle Aaron. A Humble High School challenge coin was presented by Lt. Col Robert Rohm and Stacy Hamlet to the City of Humble’s oldest living WWII Veteran and lawman, Thomas Morgan.
Chief Master Sergeant Retired Danny Shine delivered the keynote speech.
Zaykeese Riley, Humble High School junior recited an essay dedicated to his grandmother titled “My Responsibilities to America”.
Humble High School A Cappello Choir closed out the ceremony with the “Armed Force Medley” during which veterans in attendance stood to be honored according to their branch of service.
Veterans and guest were then invited to have breakfast in the commons served by the Humble High School Key Club sponsored by the Deerbrook Mall Chick- Fil- A.