Miami R-1 School will be hosting its annual Veterans’ Day celebration on Wednesday, November 11. All veterans are invited to come for coffee and pastries in the library starting at 10 a.m. supplied by the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. FFA officers will assist in directing guests to the refreshments and seating. The Music Department has prepared patriotic songs to honor the Veterans.
This year’s guest speaker is Retired Major David C. Hug. His biography shows an impressive dedication to serving our country. Mr. Hug graduated from a St. Louis high school in 1971. He then graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1975 with a B.A. in Physical Geography. At graduation, Mr. Hug was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the United States Marine Corps and began service at Quantico, VA. Over the next 20 years, he served in a variety of assignments worldwide, most in the occupational specialties of Field Artillery and Military Intelligence. Deployed to Desert Shield and Desert Storm, I served as part of Task Force Grizzly then Task Force Ripper. His personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Star, Combat Action Ribbon, and Order of St. Barbara.
After retiring as a Major in 1995, Mr. Hug was a realtor for eight ears and then worked in restate related fields for three additional years before returning to school to gain his teaching certification. During this time, he substituted in several area districts in many disciplines. This is Mr. Hug’s seventh year of full time teaching. He is the Miami R-1 Science Department’s instructor.
Mr. Hug and his wife, Pam, currently reside in an old farm house on small acreage southeast of Butler. He has two adult daughters and one adult son living in the greater Kansas City area with their families. Mr. Hug has been blessed with seven grandchildren, the oldest a Senior in high school.
At the conclusion of the Miami Veterans’ Day Celebration, all veterans are invited to eat with FCCLA students in the cafeteria. There is no cost for this event. Our area vets are encouraged to come and participate in this event.