Retired U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Phil Vrska, far left, shared stories about his experience in the military and the importance of defending the U.S. Constitution with Skyline Academy students on Friday, Sept. 16. Vrska’s presentation was part of an assembly organized by Skyline Principal Kellie Jo Williams, in back, to mark Constitution Day, observed on Saturday, Sept. 17. Williams discussed the history of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, amendments made to the document and read the preamble to students. Vrska served in the U.S. Marines from 1996 to 2013, including one deployment in Iraq and three deployments in Afghanistan. Vrska encouraged young people to “hold politicians accountable” by exercising their rights to vote and petition their elected representatives.