Fort Jennings High School senior Michael Fields, left, accepts the certificate and flag from Congressman Bob Latta during his visit to the school. (Submitted photo)
Fort Jennings High School senior Michael Fields, left, accepts the certificate and flag from Congressman Bob Latta during his visit to the school. (Submitted photo)
FORT JENNINGS — Congressman Bob Latta recently visited Fort Jennings High School to thank the students and school for honoring veterans during the school’s Veterans Assembly and throughout the year.

The district’s assembly was organized by Dean of Students Todd Hoehn and senior Michael Fields and the speaker during the assembly was Student Council President Madison Niedert.

Congressman Latta was initially contacted by First Sergeant Justin Tumlinson about the ceremony the school held for the local Veterans in November and asked him if the district could be honored by flying a flag over the United States Capitol. Congressman Latta did just that and presented the flag and certificate to the Fort Jennings student body.

The certificate reads “This is to certify that the accompanying flag was flown over the United States Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the request of the Honorable Robert E. Latta, Member of Congress. This flag was flown for the students and staff of Fort Jennings High School.”

Congressman Latta spoke to the students on the importance of remembering veterans and active military women and men that stand guard 24/7, 365 days a year to protect our freedoms.