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Matilija students honor local veteran

11112014 AW mjhs vets dayMonday, Matilija Junior High School students got an up-close-and-personal chance to learn about Veterans Day and what it truly means. Local Navy veteran, 96-year-old Hal Wilder Jr., spoke about his experiences during World War II and answered questions submitted by students. Matilija's music groups also performed the national anthem, the “Armed Forces Medley” and “America the Beautiful,” and leadership students offered readings. Above, Matilija principal Bill Rosen (left) joins the students on stage and in the audience in a standing ovation for Wilder. (Ojai Valley News photo by Ashley Wilson)
© Ojai Valley News, 2014

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