The Sedalia School District has always been good to show appreciation for our Vets. Today (Oct. 10), two Airmen visited Tera Thomas's fifth grade classroom at the Sedalia Middle School to talk about the importance of the freedoms that we have in America. Senior Airman Stephan Sablan (leaning foward at right) and Senior Airman Adrian Cruz (right) visited the classroom.

Sablan explained that freedom is “having the ability to do what we want and cherishing it,” as many in other countries do not have the ability to experience true freedom. Their visit was courtesy of Charter Communications in conjunction with Veterans Day and the History Channel's “Bring a Vet to School Day.”

In addition to this visit, the Sedalia School District will have an early out tomorrow (Tuesday) with the 40 & 8 Veterans Association and Smith-Cotton JROTC, hosting a parade at 3:30 pm in downtown Sedalia.

The parade will start at the Smith-Cotton Jr. High School at 9th and Massachusetts and go to 7th Street, West to Ohio, North on Ohio to Main Street, East on Main to Lamine and then North to the Courthouse.

There will also be a breakfast that will happen at 7:45 AM with a ceremony at the Smith-Cotton High School at 8:45.

If you'd like to attend, you're encouraged to conact the Army JROTC office at (660) 851-5317.