Seventh-grader Jayden Vento is framed by the salute of retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Dan Coakley as the national anthem plays during Jewel Middle School's seventh annual Veterans Day assembly Wednesday at the school in North Aurora.
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Seventh-graders recite the Pledge of Allegiance during an assembly honoring veterans Wednesday at Jewel Middle School.
courtesy of West Aurora School District 129
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Students at Jewel and Herget middle schools honored men and women in the Armed Forces Wednesday at their schools.