Tongue River students honor veterans

(Ranchester, Wyo.) — If there is one thing Tongue River Middle School students have learned from veteran and social studies teacher Robert Griffin, it is to make sure they are doing what they believe in, Student Council President Jacob McIntyre said today. McIntyre read a letter he wrote to Griffin, thanking him for his service at a middle and high school assembly commemorating Veterans Day. "You have taught us — no matter what you do in your life, make sure it is what you want, not what someone else wants you to do," McIntyre said. "People in the world have a very large misconception that freedom is a result of peace. As a military influenced teacher, you have clearly stated that freedom is a result of people taking a stand against what is wrong in the world, and doing their part to resolve it," McIntyre continued. The students were joined by the Wyoming Army Guard- Battery A in Gillette via Skype, and the stands in the gymnasium were full of parents, families and veterans. [image: Inline image 1] *Presentation of the colors. h/t Pitchengine Communities* *[image: Inline image 2]* *Flags flown outside the school. h/t Pitchengine Communities* *[image: Inline image 3]* *TRMS student Jacob McIntyre reads from his letter to teacher and veteran Robert Griffin. h/t Pitchengine Communities* *The crowd stands at attention during the presentation of the colors Wednesday. h/t Pitchengine Communities* #dally