East Lyme Middle School students honor veterans

School district honors Island veterans with first-ever parade

Alcoa City Schools students formed a giant flag on the high school football field Friday afternoon in an American flag pep rally for Veterans Day.

The Silver Bluff High School color guard presented colors for the program, and Silver Bluff's Senior Naval Science instructor Brian Goldschmidt, a retired U.S. Navy commander, was guest speaker.

Students at Royal Valley Middle School in Mayetta spent almost a month making quilts for three local veterans.

". My arms were not long but I hope my hugs reached your heart", she said.

Along with moments of silence and saluting veterans, students decorated halls as Walls of Honor, showcasing photos of family members whom served in the military. "I'm appreciative of your service and all of your heart".

After the program, children and their family and friends who served were treated in the media room to breakfast and donuts donated by The Rolling Pin Bakery Shop. "We should be proud to keep our democratic society and we should be having more of a discussion about our rights".

"We imagine our veterans all served in combat".

"To me, Veterans Day is a time to think about all the veterans in our everyday life, especially those suffering in silence", she said.

He also provided a brief history of Veterans Day, detailing the beginnings of the tradition that began on Armistice Day.

There were several World War II veterans in attendance.

It'll take place at 1:45 p.m. on Monday.

The students were also able to ask questions to veterans, such as when they were in the armed forces and what their favorite memories from serving are, Indian Paintbrush Elementary School Principal Teresa Ross said.

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