Veterans Day Assembly

Because of scheduling, we had our assembly a few days early. I love what our school does to celebrate the day. We invite veterans, generally family members of students, to be honored at the program. We ask all the children to create testimonials to display in the school halls. We have a musical tribute to all branches of the armed forces with the veterans standing (if possible) while the music from each branch is played. We have a speaker; this year it was the mother of a 3rd grader, who works at Collegiate after a 24 year career in the Navy. We create The White Table a custom honoring those missing in action ( and students and adults alike participate in the observation with respect and solemnity. It is a significant event in the school year.
At last it's so nice to read about educators teaching the students respect and the meaning of the sacrifice some are willing to make for their country. I'm so proud of all of you providing this excellent education for the children! (Could you go into the colleges and give some of the professors some much needed lessons?!) (Remembrance Day here is a well-attended and solemnly respectful occasion.)
posted November 9th, 2017  
@Weezilou It is so important to start teaching respect for our institutions and also a knowledge of history early. There youngsters have very little sense of the world past last week so we have to work hard to lay out the time line for them (so many wars)
posted November 9th, 2017  
Awesome shots
posted November 9th, 2017  
It is wonderful that Collegiate remembers the veterans in some many ways. I love The White Table.
posted November 10th, 2017  
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