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Students Salute Veterans with Wall of Honor

MWHS students honor Veterans

Click on the above image for more pictures of the Veterans Wall of Honor

November 29, 2018 — The Veterans Day Wall of Honor was assembled and displayed for the third consecutive year at Mound Westonka High School in November. Students, staff and parents were invited to submit stories of veterans in their families, which were hung as profile posters along the windows in the Student Commons.

"Veterans Day is one of the most important days on our nation's calendar," said advisor Jamie Harms, who led the activities. "It has been an honor to help recognize the day and our local veterans each year."

This year provided the chance to add 15 new veterans to the over 50 profiles already submitted. "Seeing new submissions each year is very rewarding, to see staff, students and people from our community wanting to showcase their family and friends is truly fantastic," Harms added. "Working on this project from year to year is incredibly humbling."

Harms said the Wall of Honor is a “wonderful tribute” that puts a lot of meaning around the holiday for both students and staff at MWHS.

"Thank you for joining us in making this a great effort from our school to veterans for their service to our country," Harms added.

View veterans' profiles at


MWHS Veteran's Day Interviews
MWHS Veteran's Day Interviews

We had the opportunity to sit down with two Veterans from our area this year as well and hear their stories. It is so important to listen to the stories and give our Veterans a place to share their stories. Jim Copher works closely with our Mound American Legion, he shared about his time serving in the United States Army. Jim Berg is the grandfather of MWHS Junior Alysa Cruse, he is also an active substitute teacher in the area. Berg shared about his time serving in the United States Air Force.