The Ignacio School District presented their annual “A Salute to Our Veterans” dinner and performance at the Ignacio High School, Tuesday, Nov. 12. A chicken dinner was served in the Commons area before the audience moved into the Auditorium for the evening’s performance. Curriculum Director, Dr. Kathryn Pokorney helmed the duties as emcee and welcomed attendees. The evening began with posting of colors by the Southern Ute Veterans Association, during the singing of the National Anthem by the Ignacio Middle School choir. Poetry was recited by Bird Red, and Elijah Weaver read haikus he wrote, then guest speaker, Ronnie Baker took the podium to speak on his service in the Army. A melody of “Armed Forces on Parade” was performed by the Ignacio High School Choir and the High School and Middle School bands prior to the finale, “Freedom Song,” sung by the Ignacio Elementary and Middle School choirs.