[November 09, 2013]
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As the morning assembly neared
a close, the school choir sang a moving song entitled "American
The audience was then invited
to join the students in the singing of "America the Beautiful,"
accompanied by the school band.
Afterward, veterans were
invited to stand up and say a few words about their time in service. Four veterans took the opportunity to share abbreviated stories
about their times in the military and the conflicts they were
The closing was offered by
Zion Lutheran Pastor Mark Thompson, who is also a veteran.
After the assembly was over,
all the veterans in attendance were asked to gather for a
commemorative group photo.
Pictures by Nila Smith