Alden High School 2020 Veterans Day Ceremony

Matt Robertson, Executive Producer

For the past several years, Alden High School has held an annual ceremony to honor veterans and connect students with their stories of service and sacrifice.

This year, it’s not possible to hold the ceremony inside the Alden High School Auditorium. But, with the help of Alden State Bank, the school is pleased to announce that they will celebrate Veteran’s Day and honor dozens of local veterans with a special “drive-thru” ceremony held in the front circle of the school on Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Thursday, Nov. 12.

Veterans who have been nominated by students and staff will be scheduled to drive up to the high school, where they will be presented with a lawn sign in appreciation for their service to our country. The nominating student or staff member will be on hand to present the sign, with socially distanced students looking on and applauding.

To get more insight into the event, I interviewed the president of Alden State Bank, Mr. Steve Woodard, about how the partnership between the bank and the high school cam to be, where the idea of the lawn signs originated from, and what this ceremony means to him personally and the community.