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La Crosse school students mark Veterans Day



La Crosse Schools superintendent, Dr. Aaron Engel, who is also in the Army National Guard, speaking about his active role in the military.

Not every school in the U.S. arranges a special observance for Veterans Day, but some in the La Crosse area did.

An assembly at Lincoln Middle School was shown online, with in-person attendance by students limited to eighth graders due to COVID-19.

North Woods Elementary produced a brief online video, with students singing patriotic songs, including music representing the Armed Forces.

That video included La Crosse superintendent, Dr. Aaron Engel, in his Army National Guard uniform, speaking about his active role in the military.

Veterans Day is observed Nov. 11 — the anniversary of the armistice in 1918 ending World War I.

This year also marked the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, D.C.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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