Gregory High School Honors Veterans


Brynn Hylla, Journalist

On Friday, Gregory High School held a Veterans’ Day program in the gym. Student Body President Megan Warnke started the program at 9 a.m. by leading the pledge. Mrs. Opp directed the all state choir who sang “The National Anthem” and the full choir who sang “In Flanders Field”. The second grade class, instructed by Mrs. Reber, recited a poem. Then Warnke introduced the guest speaker Anthony Timanus.

Major Anthony Timanus has been deployed four times. He has been in the military for 17 years and is married to Karen Timanus. They have five kids: Samantha, Dakota, George, Danielle, and AJ. Major Timanus is the administrator for the Avera Gregory Hospital. He just returned from his latest deployment about six weeks ago. Major Timanus spoke about what being a veteran meant to him. He talked about three things: teamwork, grit, and humility.  He shared his experience about being overseas, and he had to fully trust his teammates 100%.

Gregory High School wants to thank the veterans for coming to the Veterans’ Day program and for serving our country. Without them we wouldn’t have the freedoms that we have today.