Remembering Mark Miller: A Local Hero

A tribute to former CHS student Mark Miller.

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Jay Henson

A memorial tribute to local hero Mark Miller, housed in our gymnasium.

Being a small community can be a double-edged sword. While we would like for there to be more here in town, I think we all can agree that it is nice to be so small. There is comfort in knowing your neighbors, your child’s friends, and the city workers and teachers aren’t strangers. We are a close-knit community who pride ourselves on tradition. However, the other side of the sword may be sharper. When we lose one of our own, we all mourn for we are all one family.

Each year our school has the honor to pay tribute to a fallen hero and former student, Mark Miller. He was a private first class in the United States Army and died on February 25, 1991, during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia at the age of 20.

Mark was a selfless member of our school and community, and carried this personal characteristic into his time of service. He was an upstanding citizen and a valuable role model to our youth.

We honor Mark and his family for their sacrifices as well as the many other soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country.

 

Written by Cannelton High School teacher Mrs. Hinton