Anchorage Junior Academy Honors Military
Students of Anchorage Junior Academy (AJA) celebrated Veteran's Day in November, recognizing the heroism and commitment of the military in doing their best to provide a safe environment for all Americans. Air Force Captain Jim Appel spoke to the students during a special assembly honoring men and women in all of the branches of the military. Appel, husband of AJA's secretary and father of two AJA students, is waiting final orders when he expects to be deployed overseas again.
Students also sang patriotic songs and watched a video clip of the military funeral of their principal Ruth Farnsworth's father-in-law just days before Veteran's Day. With two military bases nearby, Anchorage is somewhat of a military town. With each new deployment, many families are affected.