OUR LADY OF GRACE CATHOLIC SCHOOL

MELISSA THEIS | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

MELISSA THEIS | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Our Lady of Grace Catholic School honored local U.S. veterans at a prayer service, led by their fourth and fifth graders, and attended by younger students and guests on Thursday, Nov. 11. The Pleasanton High School JROTC presented the colors. JROTC instructor Col. (Ret.) Christopher Wynder’s daughter Teliyah Wynder sang the national anthem. As part of the ceremony, students read aloud letters they had written to a veteran in their family and a blessing over the veterans was offered. Pictured are the students who led the service with the veterans who attended, from left, back row, Michael Patillo, Craig Tallant, Charles Loeffler, Thomas Veselka and John Ulbricht; middle row, Mariana Otto, Caydee Herbst, Jayde Trial, Roland Ballin Sr., Jerry Rakowitz, Henry Fojtik, Tony Gonzales, Richard Moody, James Krupalla and Ben Sanchez; front row, Aidric Warnken, Mila Ducote, Lillian Gonzales, Kinzie Rakowitz and Autumn Veselka.

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