[November 10, 2012]
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-- Combine veterans, parents, teachers and schoolchildren with
patriotic music, tangible actions and expressions of appreciation,
stories of service, and what do you get?
"love of country and community" being passed from generation to
Friday afternoon, Emden's retiring fourth-grade teacher, Mrs.
Marilyn Willmert, brought kindergarten through sixth-grade students
and veterans together for a stirring afternoon of admiration and
appreciation. The public was invited as well.
was the seventh veteran recognition event hosted by Mrs. Willmert
and her fourth-grade class.
program included the Pledge of Allegiance, the national anthem,
students singing "Proud to Be an American" and other songs, special
speakers, veteran recognitions, presentation of a "Wall of Honor,"
and check presentations.
Pictures by Karen Hargis