Grasonville Elementary celebrates veterans
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.”
Veteran Thomas Pease with daughter Mackenzie as he shares his experiences from the Coast Guard.