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OSD135 Celebrates Veterans Day


As is tradition in Orland School District 135, Veterans Day was filled with student tributes that honored and thanked local veterans for their service.  Several District schools welcomed veterans and their families into their buildings to join in the celebration.


Meadow Ridge School reached out to alumni, and their assembly honored several former Mountain Lions who went on to serve in the military.  Matthew Tybor, who attended Meadow Ridge in the late 1990s, spoke to students about his role in the Army as a medic. Tybor was deployed from 2012-2013.



Orland Jr. High School held a music assembly with a variety of speakers and visitors.  They were visited by 2010 OJH graduate Rebecca Buhs, who now serves as a Private First Class Army Reserve Air Medic.  She will be deployed for 9-12 months to Kuwait and Syria.   Prior to their assembly, Orland Jr. High School students Erica Dennie and Doug Grecek laid a wreath at the Village of Orland Park’s Veterans Day ceremony to honor their family members who had served in the armed forces.



High Point School heard a talk from Air Force Lieutenant Colonel John Bryk, who also serves as an assistant superintendent for the District.  Bryk spoke to students about being a hero in their own life, by helping friends and family and doing their best every day.


Century Jr. High School held their annual Veterans Day breakfast, and students served a hot meal to the veterans and their families while the band played patriotic music in the background.



Each school prepared musical performances to honor the veterans in attendance.  Essays, poems and cards were also shared to show appreciation for their service.    The students and staff of Orland School District 135 salute all of the men and women who serve or have served our country, and take pride in continuing to celebrate them each year on Veterans Day.