Somerset High School hosted a Veterans Day Celebration to honor local Veterans, and educate the students on opportunities in the military. The program began with the crowd rising to their feet to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by senior, Karlie Shehorn, singing her enchanting rendition of the National Anthem. John May, senior, then shared his personal thoughts on what it means to be a Veteran, while recognizing those present in the audience. He recounted his life, being raised by two US Marine Corps parents, their dedication to instilling responsibility, and ensuring John would be equipped with all the skills necessary to carry the sometimes daunting world on his shoulders. Sarah Coldiron, senior, preformed a dramatic reading, while photographs of students’ and staff’s Veteran family members were given center stage. Somerset’s distinguished guest and keynote speaker, Mrs. Heather French Henry, Deputy Commissioner, addressed the student body, and encouraged every heart present to be forthcoming in their support for all Veterans. We all share in the responsibility to be a stronghold for hope. Mrs. Henry concluded her day at Somerset High School by having lunch with Your Seat at the Table: A Women’s Summit Series group. Mrs. Henry poured for passion for purpose into these young women, and emboldened their belief that all of us can achieve our goals.