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On Monday, November 11 at 10 a.m. in the Grantsburg High School gymnasium, Grantsburg High School will host its annual Veterans Day program. Community members and all school district students are invited to join us in honoring Veterans.

The guest speaker this year is Sergeant Cory Barnette. Sergeant Barnette’s service includes, but was not limited to tours in Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, and Iraq, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sergeant Barnette is currently serving the community of Grantsburg as Fire Chief/Chief Inspector. He is a resident of Grantsburg along with his wife, Corine, and children Henli (8) and Haden (5).

After the program, Veterans and community members are invited to the commons for some refreshments. While visiting, please view Grantsburg High School’s Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor is for Grantsburg’s local servicemen and servicewomen who are currently serving in the armed forces, including the reserves. Also presented is a memorial to our fallen 2008 GHS graduate, U.S. Marine Sgt. Carson Holmquist.

Please let the office know if there is a local serviceman or servicewoman that should be added to the Wall of Honor. In addition, please inform the office when enlistment is complete. Both inactive and active servicemen and servicewomen will remain permanently in our PowerPoint presentation that can be viewed each year during the Veterans Day Program at Grantsburg High School. The idea for the Wall of Honor came from former school board president, David Ahlquist. The design and construction of the Wall of Honor was the work of the late Cindi Throngard and now managed by Jeanne Marek. Please contact Jeanne at Grantsburg High School for additions or edits to the Wall of Honor.

Grantsburg High School – Military Wall of Honor (WOH). This page allows for effective and timely communication with other service members and to submit changes to your information so we can best honor our veterans.

Please thank our Veterans for giving us the gift of freedom. Grantsburg High School staff looks forward to you joining us for this special Veterans Day celebration.