Sherwood students honor vets through annual program

Posted November 11, 2017

The assembly wasn't only a tribute to two dozen guests and 15 veterans in attendance, but the hour also was a classroom to educate students the importance of Veterans Day.

Along with moments of silence and saluting veterans, students decorated halls as Walls of Honor, showcasing photos of family members whom served in the military.

Some years, as many as 100 local veterans attend the event.

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"We should honor the veteran because they took the call to go when we needed them". The students and staff work really hard on this every year.

Wheat Middle School will host its annual Veterans Day Luncheon in the campus library, with students given the opportunity to invite a veteran.

The Talkeetna Elementary School joined Susitna Valley Junior/ Senior High School for another heart warming Veterans Day Assembly on Wednesday. "We couldn't have done a lot of this without their support". "I hope for the kids seeing us today that this is the closest they will ever get to experiencing war".

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With the lifting of a hand, students immediately became quiet and an honor guard of four uniformed Benton High School JROTC students presented the colors and the celebration began.

"They helped us just have a good life and they sacrificed theirs for ours", says Miley Wood, a 5th grader on Student Council at Chenango Bridge.

At the program's end, the student body of about 700 waved small US flags as they joined in singing along to a recording of the song "Proud to be an American".

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