Howell shared with the audience that the best way to honor veterans is to be something bigger than oneself, whether it's family, church, or school.
“I promise you that if you don't live your life for something bigger than yourself, you will look back on your life and be sad. I also promise you that if you live your life for something bigger than yourself, you will look back on your life and be happy," said Howell.
Harper Special Education Lead Teacher and AVID Coordinator Mrs. Holly Allan said, “The opportunity to hear about Mr. Howell’s military experience was a very inspirational moment for our students. His encouragement and focus on service and commitment are consistent with his daily message and actions with Harper students. We are proud to honor Veterans and we are encouraged by their commitment to serve others.”