Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the MERMHS
Veteran’s Day ceremonies at the Manchester Essex Middle High School are always a solemn event. The guest speaker was Lt. Mark W. Schmink, Marine for life and Chief Executive of the Rockport Police Department. He spoke of how he decided to join the Marines when he learned at the recruiting station that his birthday and the birth of the Marines was one and the same. Other veterans depicted are; George Nickless, Ed Gavin, Bob Cannon and Art Secher. The students listening silently heard selections from the HS chorus and the HS band. 6th grade students spoke poignantly about their understanding of service and sacrifice. After the ceremony many teachers and students approached the veterans and offered them thanks for their service.