Veteran's Day

Today is Veteran's Day! We are off school today in remembrance of this important holiday. These are photographs of my grandfather during his days of service in the Marine Corps in the late 1940's/early 1950's.

On Tuesday, the elementary school where I teach hosted a Veteran's Day assembly, where we invited veteran relatives of teachers and students to attend and be honored. I had the privilege of walking my grandfather in amongst the gathering of veteran's. It was a humbling assembly, active duty members spoke about their experiences in the service, and we even got to see a flag salute from four members of the Marine Corps Color Guard. The Veterans especially enjoyed hearing our entire student community sing the songs for all 5 branches of the military; Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Afterward, my grandparents stopped by to see my classroom and meet my students, which was an exciting experience for all.

Be sure to honor our veterans today!
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