Ritenour elementary students and staff showed their appreciation for Veterans Day with special events that featured veterans on Nov. 12.
Ritenour High School students kicked off the school day on Nov. 12 with a concert by the 135th Army Band, “Fire for Effect.”
Kratz Elementary honored families and friends of Kratz students who are veterans with a hot breakfast. During an all-school assembly, kindergartners sang, older students explained the meaning of Veterans Day and the significance of each fold of the American flag while members of the VFW demonstrated the proper etiquette of folding it.
Buder Elementary honored veterans with an all-school patriotic assembly that featured the Ritenour High School Jazz Band, Buder fourth-graders. U.S. Army Veteran Gordon Green spoke to the students about integrity and honor. Veterans shared their military experiences with fourth-graders in their classrooms.
Wyland Elementary students heard first-hand experiences from two U.S. Air Force and Navy veterans during a special assembly.
Hoech Middle School seventh-graders will be learning about military history from Vietnam veteran and retired teacher Dr. Jason Holmes on Nov. 16.
Students at Iveland, Marion and Marvin elementary schools celebrated veterans with breakfast and assemblies on Nov. 8-9.
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