Veteran’s Day programs honor those who served

Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11:06 AM.

“America’s not just about landmarks,” said Hodges. “We’re also representing small towns and everyday America life.”

Several hundred pieces of art will line the hallways and serve as a salute to the veterans making their way to the gymnasium.

While creating the artwork, it allowed elementary students to understand the significance of the stars and stripes on the American flag and the humble beginnings of our nation.

“It makes the students feel important,” said Hodges. “They’re contributing something to honoring the veterans.”

The program will cover the Revolutionary War as well as recognize the veterans of the Vietnam War, who were never officially welcomed home.

A reception will immediately follow the program. Thank you letters written by elementary school students and the patriotic artwork will later be sent to soldiers abroad.

“We want to show the kids that the United States started with a major war that established a democratic country,” said event organizer, Linda Wood. “Now, we have soldiers policing countries all over the world.

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