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The Jefferson High School National Honor Society sponsored a Veterans Day ceremony Monday in honor of those who have served in the United States military. The event featured guest speakers Gary and Clint Van Blaricom, the former having served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, and the latter in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.  Clint Van Blaricom told how his father, Gary, had earned his Silver Star in Vietnam, having stopped the Vietcong from advancing on their squads while being badly injured himself. ”It’s by the grace of God that he is here today,” said Clint, adding that he’s been in many countries, but the United States is “the only place in the world where anyone can succeed.”  Boulder resident John Anthony Grace, who passed away this year, was also honored. The ceremony included a performance by the high school choir, which sang “Rise Up,” by Andra Day, and a video of President Ronald Reagan’s 1985 Veterans Day speech at  Arlington National Cemetery. (Photo by Dawn Smartnick)

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