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GBHS thanks veterans

Speaker tells of sacrifices and privileges of serving in the military

Members of the American Legion Riders color guard stand at the ready Friday morning for the Great Bend High School Veterans Day service.

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 Jamie Hutchinson was emotional and a little uncomfortable at the podium, looking out over the Great Bend High School gym packed with students for the school’s annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning.

Hutchinson is the manager and a nurse at the Heartland Cancer Center in Great Bend who has also treated combat-wounded soldiers on Iraqi battlefields. But, being asked to speak about her experiences was just a little overwhelming, she said.

“I don’t feel like a veteran,” said the GBHS graduate and retired Air National Guard lieutenant colonial. “I’m just honored to have gone and served my ...

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