Interact continues its tradition of volunteering at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony

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Interact continues its tradition of volunteering at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony

Anushka Tyagi

On the chilly Wednesday morning of Nov. 11, several people spent time with friends and family, or just relaxed with their day off in the middle of the week. However, Interact members and officers spend their morning helping several families honor their loved ones in the military forces.
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Participating for the first time, senior Natalie Thé, Co Public Relations officer and Co President of Junior Interact, was excited about helping about at this yearly tradition.

“Interact is a branch off of Rotary and the Rotary of Cupertino helps out with this event. They ask high schoolers to come volunteer and help out.”

“I thought it was pretty cool to help out, because usually people think it’s just a day off and time to chill and relax. Not a lot of people actually think about why we have the day off and it’s nice to honor the people who have served our country.”
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Interact member sophomore Shivika Sivakumar was also a first time participant, but had different expectations during the start.

“At first I didn’t know much about it so I didn’t expect a lot. I just thought we come here put the chairs and go back, but now I hear the speeches I feel really good and I’m really honored to be here.”

Interact Veteren's Day 2015