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Woodland Park doesn’t let snow stop them from honoring veterans

Posted at 11:05 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-17 01:05:24-05

TELLER COUNTY – Students in Woodland Park not letting a little snow stop them from honoring our nation’s veterans.

Woodland Park schools moving Monday’s Veteran’s Day ceremony to Friday after Monday turned into a snow day. School superintendent Steve Woolf says the event is just too important to cancel.

“Think of all the kids we have sitting up there that many times don’t realize the sacrifice that was made and the sacrifice that’s going to be required of some of them because they have to fill the ranks,” Woolf said.

The ceremony is a way for veterans to share their stories and connect with a different generation. Army veteran Keith McKim was the keynote speaker and his main message, the sacrifice all veterans made.

“You know some did not serve in combat, they served in support roles, but they’re just as important as the combat soldiers.” McKim said. “They don’t bleed as much, but they have an important job.”

McKim served in the special forces in Vietnam, and says it was a great honor to be able to talk with the students.

“Woodland Park foes out of its way to honor its veterans and show their love for America,” he said.