Honoring Veterans Day 2017

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All over Stevens County celebrations were held last week to honor our veterans for the their service and sacrifices.

Among the 72 veterans visiting Colville High School on Nov. 9, one particular last name stood out, Weimer.

The Weimer family's history of service encompassed four major military branches, Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corp. It began with six brother, Richard, Clifford, peter Steven Ronald and Michael. Their four sons; Ronald Jr., Gary, Damon and Tony. And now a grandson, Kyle Chandler.

Together, this family has amassed 130 plus years of military service beginning at the tail-end of the Korean Conflict and continues with Chandler's service in the U.S. Navy. Ten members of this family are also CHS graduates, including Chandler who graduated in 2014.

The bench presented at the assembly was donated to CHS by Michael Weimer in 2016 to represent the soldiers who could not be there.