Gra­sonville Ele­men­tary cel­e­brates veter­ans

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GRA­SONVILLE — On Fri­day, Nov. 11, Gra­sonville Ele­men­tary hon­ored its veter­ans with a spe­cial Veter­ans Day assem­bly put on by stu­dents and veter­ans. Stu­dents through­out the school dressed in their pa­tri­otic col­ors for this spe­cial oc­ca­sion.

The assem­bly started with a read­ing spo­ken by Alexa Gal­braith ti­tled “What is Veter­ans Day.” That was fol­lowed with the fifth grade singing “The Brave.” Then fifth-grader Macken­zie Smith re­cited a Veter­ans Day Poem. Fol­low­ing these per­for­mances many veter­ans and fam­ily mem­bers of veter­ans got up to talk.

The assem­bly ended with kin­der­garten stu­dents singing the pa­tri­otic tune, “Oh I love Amer­ica” and “Free­dom” to the veter­ans in at­ten­dance.

Many veter­ans were in at­ten­dance and rep­re­sented the var­i­ous branches of the mil­i­tary in­clud­ing the Army, the Army Na­tional Guard, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines.

The veter­ans who spoke about their per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences with be­ing part of a mil­i­tary branch were: Wendy Pres­lan, Wil­liam Hu­ber, Ed­die Hoffman, Ja­son Baker, Thomas Pease, Al­lan Hol­lo­man and Greg Ran­som.

Mu­sic teacher Jamie Dean helped lead the assem­bly and said, “It was an honor to be able to cel­e­brate our veter­ans. Be­ing able to ed­u­cate stu­dents about the im­por­tance of our veter­ans is a true priv­i­lege.”

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Vet­eran Thomas Pease with daugh­ter Macken­zie as he shares his ex­pe­ri­ences from the Coast Guard.

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