Every year, Ruckel Middle School celebrates Veteran’s Day with a tribute to veterans. Over 1,000 students line the hallways cheering and clapping for the veteran’s who walk by and into the gym where we all gather for the ceremony. This year, I was the keynote. I used my insights and stories from serving over 29 years in the US Coast Guard as inspiration to motivate this new generation to think about how they can serve, how they too can make a difference for the good of all.

Martha Kotite Ruckel Middle School Veteran's Day Keynote Speech

Ruckel Middle School - Veteran's Day Ceremony Audience