Vet­er­ans hon­ored at Primos El­e­men­tary

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Kevin Tustin ktustin@21st-cen­tu­ry­media. com

UP­PER DARBY >> Stu­dents at Primos El­e­men­tary School hon­ored their fam­ily mem­bers who have served for our coun­try ahead of Vet­er­ans Day on Sun­day.

The school cafe­te­ria on Fri­day morn­ing was filled with stu­dents in grades kinder­garten through sec­ond as seven of their clos­est fam­ily mem­bers were cel­e­brated for the con­tri­bu­tions they made in each of the four branches of the armed forces.

Stu­dents in­tro­duced their loved ones, which in­cluded par­ents, aunts and grand­par­ents, who then gave a brief over­view of the ser­vice they gave to the coun­try and a small mes­sage to en­cour­age the young pa­tri­ots.

“Keep all of the peo­ple that are all over the world in your minds as you go for­ward,” said James Hoback in a brief mes­sage to the stu­dents.

Seven vet­er­ans were thanked by school of­fi­cials with a spe­cial cer­tifi­cate in honor of their ser­vice.

Stu­dents also cel­e­brated the hol­i­day by plant­ing over 100 flags on the front lawn of the schools. The flags are pur­chased for $1 each and fixed with a tag bear­ing the name of a fam­ily mem­ber who has served. Any profit from the sale of the flags would be do­nated to a yet-to-be-de­ter­mined or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Ser­vice mem­bers were hon­ored at a morn­ing assem­bly and at an af­ter­noon assem­bly, the lat­ter for grades three through five.

KEVIN TUSTIN - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

The Hoback fam­ily at Primos El­e­men­tary School’s spe­cial Vet­er­ans Day assem­bly. James served with the U.S. Marines and did tours in Iraq. He was hon­ored by his chil­dren, from left, Nathan, Tay­lor and Cal­ista.

KEVIN TUSTIN - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Stu­dents make their way to the front lawn of the school to plant flags in honor of vet­er­ans and ser­vice mem­bers they know.

KEVIN TUSTIN - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Stu­dents get to plant­ing Amer­i­can flags into the lawn of Primos El­e­men­tary. This was a no­tion to honor vet­er­ans ahead of Vet­er­ans Day on Sun­day.

KEVIN TUSTIN - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Around 130 flags were bought by stu­dents at Primos El­e­men­tary School to honor vet­er­ans.

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