Students, veterans enjoy 6th annual Freedom Breakfast


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Sophomore Carter Even shakes hands with local Vietnam veteran Bob Ranes after the 6th annual FCCLA Veterans Breakfast and Assembly.

Sophomore Carter Even shakes hands with local Vietnam veteran Bob Ranes after the 6th annual FCCLA Veterans Breakfast and Assembly.


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Sgt. Scott Miller and his sister, Indian Lake Middle School Co-Principal Missy Mefford, shake hands with students who went on stage to thank them for their military service after the 6th annual FCCLA Veterans Breakfast and Assembly.


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High school FCCLA members Savannah Kerns, Victoria Wauben and Hannah Avila serve breakfast to dozens of local veterans and their guests.


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Serving in the U.S. Armed Forces could be the most valuable experience of your life.

That was the message Army Blackhawk Crew Chief Sgt. Scott Miller shared with Indian Lake High School students during the 6th annual FCCLA Freedom Breakfast and Assembly on Nov. 3.

Members of the ILHS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America group prepared and served breakfast to dozens of local veterans, current members of the military and their guests in the ILHS Auxiliary Gym. Students then escorted the crowd to the auditorium for an assembly.

Miller told the crowd he has never regretted joining the Army after finishing high school in the Cincinnati area. He first served as reconnaissance team cavalry scout and later became a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief. During his 11 years of service, Sgt. Miller visited 32 countries, studied many different cultures and fought from Bosnia to Baghdad. He says he would not trade his experience for the world.

“It’s not always what you see in the movies. There’s a wealth of experiences that go with military service. There’s a lot of pride that goes with it and it’s always an option.”

In 2002, Miller was part of one of the first Blackhawk helicopter crews to land in Baghdad after the invasion of Iraq. He is now a nurse who works with behavioral health patients.

All the veterans in attendance and their guests were recognized during the program. At the end, ILHS students came on stage to personally thank the veterans for the service.

Sophomore Carter Even shakes hands with local Vietnam veteran Bob Ranes after the 6th annual FCCLA Veterans Breakfast and Assembly.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/11/web1_Carter-Even.jpgSophomore Carter Even shakes hands with local Vietnam veteran Bob Ranes after the 6th annual FCCLA Veterans Breakfast and Assembly. Submitted photos

Sgt. Scott Miller and his sister, Indian Lake Middle School Co-Principal Missy Mefford, shake hands with students who went on stage to thank them for their military service after the 6th annual FCCLA Veterans Breakfast and Assembly.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/11/web1_Scott-Miller.jpgSgt. Scott Miller and his sister, Indian Lake Middle School Co-Principal Missy Mefford, shake hands with students who went on stage to thank them for their military service after the 6th annual FCCLA Veterans Breakfast and Assembly. Submitted photos

High school FCCLA members Savannah Kerns, Victoria Wauben and Hannah Avila serve breakfast to dozens of local veterans and their guests.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/11/web1_Savannah.jpgHigh school FCCLA members Savannah Kerns, Victoria Wauben and Hannah Avila serve breakfast to dozens of local veterans and their guests. Submitted photos

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Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.

Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.