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Ft. Meigs Veterans Day Assembly and Breakfast

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Jeff Heathcote, of Elyria, right, takes a look at the picture his grandson, Isaiah, 7, was drawing after breakfast Thursday morning during Ft. Meigs Elementary School's Veterans Day Assembly. The school puts on a breakfast for veterans and their families along with the assembly each year to honor those who have served. Veterans Day is November 11.

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Spc. Briania Klocinski, of Perrysburg, center, laughs as her son, Branden, 7, hands over a doll with his picture during Ft. Meigs Elementary School's Veterans Day breakfast.

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Douglas Pratt, center, talks with other veterans. Pratt, a veteran of the Korean conflict, joined dozens of other service members and their families at the assembly.

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John Parrish, 82, of Perrysburg, wore some of his regalia. Parrish, a Korean War veteran, joined dozens of other veterans and their families at the assembly.

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The 124th Marine Corps Weapons Company Color Guard readied themselves before presenting the colors.

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Ryan Brancheau, 9, played the piano while his fellow fourth grade students sang the National Anthem.

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Second grade student Ashley Strayer, 7, right, joined her classmates in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Drew Paule, 10, left, Mia Schmittenberg, 10, center, and Andrew Harantha, 11, right, waited to read patriotic essays they had written for the fifth grade Exchange Club.

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Elizabeth Diaz, third from left, joined her fellow fourth grade students in singing, "21 Guns." The students sang a mixture of traditional and modern songs, including the National Anthem.

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Olivia Cardell, 11, reads her essay on patriotism. Cardell's father, Sgt. Arthur Mora, was killed serving in Iraq.

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