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Sylvania teacher and service member Walt Connolly prepares a slideshow about Purple Heart recipient Army Spec. Matt Drake during Veterans Day Assembly at McCord Junior High School in Sylvania.

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Lisa Schuster and her son Army Spec. Matt Drake laugh when his phone rings during his speech..

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Lisa Schuster holds the speech for her son Army Spec. Matt Drake.

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Students give Army Spec. Matt Drake a standing ovation after his speech.

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Weapons Co. 124 Marine Sgt. Shawn Campbell, folds a flag during a flag folding demonstration.

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Weapons Co. 124 Marine Honor Guard Sgt. Jared Shaffer salutes Shawn Campbell during a flag folding demonstration.

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Guest speaker Chaplain Lt. Col. Harold Owens, of the 180th Fighter Wing, speaks during Veterans Day Assembly.

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Gene Bohland plays TAPS.

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Purple Heart recipient Matt Drake is hugged by retired Army Col. and Maumee resident Diana French.

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The Marine Honor Guard posts the colors during Veterans Day Assembly.

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Parent volunteer Lois Sanders plays the piano for the McCord Choir as choir director Bettie Boswell leads the students with the song God Bless America.

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Lisa Flores wipes a tear as she watches a slideshow of local soldiers. She is sitting with her husband Benjamin Flores, an Army infantry veteran from Toledo.

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Airman Walt Connolly shakes hands with John Schuster, the grandfather of Matt Drake.

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180th Fighter Wing chaplain Lt. Col. Harold Owens hugs Army veteran Matt Drake.

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Army veteran Spec. Matt Drake, left, shakes hands with retired Army First Sgt. Tim Gangway.

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McCord 7th graders from left Riley Runnells, Bridgette Stirn, Maizy Crandall and Hope Talbert speak with Army Spec. Matt Drake.

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