Residents honor veterans during celebrations in Jackson, Humboldt

Schools and churches took time to honor veterans Friday morning. St. Mary’s School in Jackson held a special mass.

“Without them we would not be able to honor God in the way we honor God,” Principal Jo-Ann Wormer said.

They honored veterans as well as one of their own students who they call a hero. Eva Cox is credited with saving her father’s life. Mayor Jerry Gist was there to honor her for her quick thinking. Then the veterans gathered to hear the students sing for them.

Just 30 minutes down the road, residents were also honoring veterans in Humboldt.

The Humboldt Exchange Club held their annual Veterans Day Celebration. This year’s event was in honor of Vietnam Veterans. Read more.