Veteran stresses importance of serving others to Miller students


Miller Middle School teacher Brett Comegys talked about his military experience and the importance of serving others to seventh graders at the school on Nov. 10.

Conveying the message of service to others, Miller Middle School social studies teacher Brett Comegys presented his annual talk to seventh graders at Miller Middle School on Nov. 10 in advance of Veterans Day.

A veteran himself with 14 years of service in both the U.S. Marine Corps and Army National Guard, Comegys told students the importance of serving others in everyday life, not just in the military.

“Do something for somebody else,” Comegys said. “Just serve somebody, somewhere.”

Comegys told stories about military life and said through the ups and downs he knew he was doing something important.

“I always thought I was part of something special,” he said.

Comegys has presented annually to Miller seventh grade students the week of Veterans Day for the past several years with a focus on service, sacrifice and duty.

MHS honors veterans on staff

At Marshalltown High School, student David Blom took to the intercom on Nov. 11 to salute veterans on the MHS staff. The salute also featured a performance by the MHS National Anthem singers. For a video of this salute, click here.