I just wanted to take a minute to thank all the many members (past and present) of the military that today is meant to honor. We spent the morning viewing the Veterans’ Day Parade and Ceremony in Athens Ohio. The Alexander Marching Spartans participated as one of only two bands in the parade. It is sad how sparsely attended the parade and ceremony were. Presumably, that is because it was a Sunday morning and many people were in church but it was still depressing to see how few people came out to honor the men and women who defend and protect our freedoms. So, to all of you who are or were in the military and to the many families in our area that have sons, daughters, husbands, wives, fathers and mothers currently serving —- THANK YOU!!!!!!