January 20, 2018

Beaming From Our School’s Veteran’s Day Assembly

I just came home from my kids’ elementary school’s Veteran’s Day assembly. I was sure to go this year because I have a second grader and they lead the event’s songs, but I really need to go every year from now on!

Decked in red, white and blue, the adorable second graders led the whole school in the Pledge of Allegiance and at least a half dozen patriotic songs, including gems like the Marines’ Hymn (”From the halls of Montezuma…”), “Proud to be an American” and the like.

Approximately 40 veterans from every war, decade and branch of the military were recognized. One served as long ago as 1941 while young people currently serving in active duty were also present.

What was truly remarkable about the assembly was the look on every veteran’s face as each was asked to introduce themselves- they all  had the same look of pride and honor and thanks for being recognized. One stoic man in uniform’s voice cracked when he thanked his grandson for inviting him.

As a parent, I feel so proud to have my kids go to a school that holds such a meaningful event.
School's Veteran's Day Assembly

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