Mt. Healthy South Elementary staff and students held their annual Veteran’s Day Program to honor local veterans and their families. Several veterans who are family members to elementary school students attended the program as well as American Legion Post 513 members were recognized for their service to our country. Students proclaimed the Pledge of Allegiance and listened as the American Legion Commander explained each of the flags of the color guard and their importance. Members of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade sang “Star Spangled Banner” and “My County Tis of Thee”, while several others played music with drum sticks and the xylophones to “Yankee Doodle”. They performed a poem set to percussion called “Veteran’s Day” and “America’s White Table” which is based on the book America’s White Table by Margot Raven and set to Metamorphosis 2 music by Philip Glass.
South Principal Yzvetta Macon stated, “I was proud of our students in their tribute to honor our veterans. Our students extended a heartfelt thank you to our honorable veterans by expressing their gratitude through personal “thank you” letters during the closing of the program. Sara Dadabo and Dave Kaufmann did an excellent job in preparing our students musically as well as the literacy focal tribute to the veterans. We are tremendously proud to honor these great men and women who courageously served our country.”
We recognize and remember our veterans every year to honor their bravery, willingness to sacrifice their lives, and patriotism for our country. This day and ceremony allows the schools to teach the historical significance of the wars, the sacrifice that has been made for our daily freedoms, and the goodwill we are given in times of peace.