ST PETER —
He said it was only in retrospect that his perspective changed on how he and his fellow soldiers fit into the broader scheme.
“Freedom doesn’t just happen,” he told the students, rhetorically asking them: “Are you going to be a responsible citizen, or are you going to moan and groan and do nothing? Freedom is not free, and it never will be.”
The Veterans Day program at the school began anew last year after a decades-long absence.
At the conclusion of Monday’s program, a list was read of St. Peter High graduates who have served in the military since World War II.