The Statesville Record and Landmark is reporting that as students filed into the cafeteria at Oakwood Middle School yesterday morning, they weren’t accompanied by fellow classmates. Rather, they were being accompanied by an honored guest, a veteran, for a brunch celebration in their honor. The students of Oakwood invited more than 60 veterans to take part in the celebration on Wednesday morning. The brunch featured a performance from the seventh grade band, a reading of the poem “In Flanders Field” by Oakwood students Maryam Redmon and Sawyer Grant, and a speech from keynote speaker John Gallina, a veteran and Statesville resident. The Statesville High School JROTC was also on hand to present the colors for the event.