Gehlen Catholic’s Veterans Day Program


(Le Mars) — Today is Veteran’s Day and Gehlen Catholic held a special program honoring all Veterans. The program was this morning at the Deb Campbell Memorial Gymnasium. Chief Master Sgt., Iowa Air National Guard, and Gehlen Catholic 1969 graduate, Gary Rohmiller, and his wife, Pearl (Boyle), (Senior Master Sgt. Retired) were the featured speakers for today’s
Gehlen Catholic’s annual Veteran’s Day Prayer in the Deb Campbell Gym. Gary was with the Iowa National Guard for 36 years, and Pearl served in the National Guard for 30 years.

The Rohmillers talked about how this year’s Gehlen Catholic Gospel Value, “We Belong to You,” is epitomized by our country’s service men and women.
Pearl told the gathering how the United States military serves as ambassadors of the U-S when deployed around the world.

Gary Rohmiller says he was impressed with the Veteran’s Day program put on by Gehlen Catholic.

Gary Rohmiller talks about his duties and responsibilities while serving at the 185th Air National Guard at Sioux City.

Pearl Rohmiller also was at the 185th in Sioux City, and started as a computer communications data analyst.

During the Gehlen Catholic Veterans Day program, a slide show, entitled the “Wall of Honor” was featured showing those men and women that have a Gehlen or Le Mars connection that served in the military. The American Legion also acknowledged the top three winning entries of fifth graders that wrote an
essay on what the American Flag means to them. Halley Waldenbach submitted the winning essay.

Also during the ceremony, The Amercian Legion Auxillary honored 7th grader Emerson Schmidt with the winning Poppy Poster Contest. The slogan on the winning poster read: “Wear a memorial poppy…A small symbol of a large sacrifice.