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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Steptoe holds Veterans Day program


November 16, 2023

Justin Slayton | The Gazette

(Top) Wayne Varnes, Blaise Taylor, Jessica Schlunegar, David Roduner, Melissa Rodgers, Gerald Mitchell and Matthew Mellor, (bottom) Matthew Mather, James Larson, Jennifer Holt, Frank Grey, Caleb Cox, Lee Colvin and Bruce Blood are honored with Quilts of Valor during the Thursday, Nov. 9, Veterans Day program held at Steptoe School.

STEPTOE - The Steptoe School invited the public to attend an assembly to honor veterans on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m.

The event coordinator, Diana King, said the event brought in approximately 100 people, and they presented 14 veterans with a quilt of valor.

King said every year, she finds the response they get from veterans heartwarming. "They're very appreciative of what we do for them as far as giving them quilts," she said.

Also in attendance at the event was a representative from Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodger's office, Military and Veterans Liaison Doug Huff, who said it was...

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