November 10, 2021

84th Annual HHS Veterans Day Assembly - WATCH HERE!

Honoring All Who Served | Thursday, November 11 at 11am.


84th Annual Veterans Day Assembly
November 11, 2021 | 11am

Raising the Flag | Holland Police Department Honor Guard

Welcome | Principal Katie Pennington

National Anthem | HHS Chiors, Director Sarah Malone

Pledge of Allegiance | Ellianna Sanders

Traditions - Introduction | HVRT Director Zach Kapla

Salute to the Services | HHS Wind Ensemble, Director Bethany VanOss

  • Marine Corp – SGT Ryan Britton
  • Army – SSG Ryan Lamb
  • Coast Guard – SN Jonah McCutcheon
  • Air Force – A1C Antonio Acuna-Beck
  • Navy – OS1 James Root

Keynote Address | Introduction, Felix Cruz

  • Sergeant (E5) Steven A. Frausto, USMC
  • Major Peter Fahrion,  USAF
  • First Lieutenant Peter Woudenberg, US Army
  • Chief Warrant Officer Two Retired (CW2 R) Benjamin Geiger 

Roll Call of Honor | Carl VanFaasen

Calling My Children Home | Vocal Dimensions


Final Thoughts | Rakendra Davis


Sergeant (E5) Steven A. Frausto entered the United States Marine Corps in 1996 and served until 2000. His Military Occupational Specialty was Combat Engineer. Referred to as "grunts with brains", Combat Engineers conduct engineer reconnaissance, embrace obstacle systems, and conduct breaching operations including reducing explosive hazards. They also conduct mine/countermine operations and employ demolitions and military explosives. E5 Frausto served in Quantico, VA, Camp Lejeune, NC, Camp Pendleton, CA, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Extremely proud of his time in the United States Marine Corps, Steven Frausto learned many things that shaped him into the man he is today.

Major Peter Fahrion entered the United States Air Force in November 2002. He served 11 years on active duty and has been a Traditional Reservist for 7 years. His current assignment is C-5 Super Galaxy, Instructor Pilot, Dover AFB, Delaware. In his 18 years of service he has flown 4 Air Force aircraft (T-37, T-1, C-21 and C-5).  He has flown 1000+ sorties, accumulated 3000 flight hours; 450 combat hours and circumnavigated the globe. Major Fahrion served in 7 units in 5 states and 4 countries. He completed two deployments to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar (2005/2006) and Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan (2012/2013). He has flown missions supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation New Dawn, Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom Sentinel. Major Fahrion has earned 12 medals including the Air Medal and Aerial Achievement Medal. He is grateful for the continuous support from his wife Tory, and children, Derek and Abby (who is currently a senior at HHS).

1LT Peter Woudenberg graduated from Holland Highschool in 2015 and entered the United States Army as a Cadet after his appointment to the United States Military Academy (USMA) in New York. He graduated in May of 2019 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Defense Artillery (ADA). In his 2 years of service, he has held three positions in 1-43 ADA Battalion (BN): Patriot Missile Fire Control Platoon Leader for Bravo Battery, Patriot Missile Tactical Control Officer and later Directions Officer, and Patriot Missile Battalion Fire Directions Center Officer. He was deployed in 2020-2021 to Al-Anbar province, Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Currently he serves as a First Lieutenant in a Battalion Staff Officer position in 1-43 ADA BN at Fort Bliss, Texas. His friends and family are strong supporters and were instrumental in his development towards commissioning as an Officer, especially his parents Scott and Michelle, and his former swimming coaches Diana Simmons and Don Kimble.

Chief Warrant Officer Two Retired (CW2 R) Benjamin Geiger entered the United States Army Reserve in November of 1999 and retired November of 2020. In his 21 years of service he held three military occupations: Automated Logistics Specialist, Career Counselor and Supply Systems Technician. CW2 R Geiger served in 8 units across 7 states. Was deployed four times to the Middle East. He was deployed in 2003-3004 for the invasion of Iraq. In 2009-2010 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2016 and 2019-2020 for Operation Inherent Resolve. CW2 R Geiger earned 15 medals while serving, including the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge. His parents Barb and Steve Geiger were strong supporters of his military career. As well as his wife, Kacey Geiger, and their children, Gracie and Gwen.