The heart of a soldier

KAITLIN ROHLIK, kindergarten teacher at Tracy Area Elementary School, was the guest speaker at this year’s Veterans’ Day program at the high school. Rohlik is a former member of the Minnesota National Guard. Photo / Per Peterson

Kaitlin Rohlik might be small in stature, and admittedly not that strong, but she never let that stop her from serving her country.

Rohlik was the guest speaker at Friday’s Veterans’ Day program at Tracy Area High School.

“I’m absolutely humbled to be here and stand up here with this caliber of people,” Rohlik said in her opening remarks. “I never imaged I would be the one up here someday. Going into the military was not part of my plan … but I say with 100% certainty that it is one of the things I’m most proud of.”

See more in this week’s paper!