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Chapter Spotlight: Zalma FCCLA

This post submitted by Hillary Merick, Missouri FCCLA 1st Vice President, as she describes one of her chapter's largest service projects, which is held annually.
On November 10, 2009, the Zalma FCCLA chapter hosted one of the largest Veterans Day Dinners in the area with over 205 people in attendance. The program began at 5:30 p.m. iwth the opening ceremony followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem performed by the Zalma concert choir. Shortly following, dinner was served to the veterans and their guests by the Zalma FCCLA members and officers. As everyone finished up their meal, the guest speakers were introduced.

Instead of asking one person to come speak, we felt it was more meaningful if we would talk to them ourselves. Many poems were read and thoughts were shared to the heroes that given us the freedom we have today. Each veteran received a certificate of appreciation from Representative Shelley Keeney. The Veterans Day program was concluded by a reading of the poem "A Soldier Died Today" by A. Lawrence Vaincourt. The veterans and their guests seemed to have a wonderful time, however, the students were the ones who got the most out of it. Serving our country's heroes was an honor. We are all very luck to live in the United States of America.

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