Veterans Day Celebration at the Elementary School
A Salute to Our Veterans!
By Colleen Apgar, Elementary Teacher
On Friday, November 9, the Elementary School held it’s third annual Veterans Day Celebration. Nearly 30 Veterans were in attendance. All branches of the military were represented including a World War II Veteran!
Mr. John Hall, a member of the Honor Flight Syracuse Board of Directors, and Director of Honor Flight Volunteer Resources, delivered the keynote address. He shared with the audience what the Honor Flight missions entail for the Veterans involved. These are flights from Syracuse to Washington D.C. that allow Veterans to tour the war monuments. Mr. Hall was on hand after the ceremony to offer information to Veterans interested in participating in one of these flights.
The fourth and fifth grade chorus sang several songs during the celebration including a rendition of the theme song for each branch of the military. The ceremony concluded with the entire student body singing “Thank You Soldiers.”
Each Veteran that attended is related to a student in the Elementary School. The Veterans and students were able to enjoy refreshments in the cafeteria after the ceremony.
It is an honor to recognize those who have served our country, and we look forward to this special event again next year!