On Thursday, November 9, Hometown Elementary School invited Veterans from the community to attend our annual Veteran's Day Assembly. This assembly is a way for the students to thank our local service men and women. The program began with a tribute to our soldiers from our chorus. They sang "The National Anthem" and "God Bless America." Students from preK through 5th grade all participated in this event. The tiniest Hornets wore their red, white and blue and pararded through the gym waving American flags. Our Kindergarten friends sang a song entitled "See the Veterans." Third, Fourth and Fifth graders wrote thank you letters and poems and recited them to the audience. We ended the assembly with our annual White Table Presentation by our Second Graders. According to The Veteran's Caucus, this table honors the men and women who served in America’s Armed Forces. The table is round- to show our everlasting devotion and concern for our fallen and missing comrades. The cloth is white- symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty. The single red rose, displayed in a vase, remind us of the life, and the blood that was shed, and their loved ones and friends who keep the faith and await answers.The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our commitment, and continued determination to account for our missing. A slice of lemon on the plate is to remind us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land. The salt is to remind us of the tears endured by those missing and their families who still seek answers. The black napkin is a reminder of the isolation, deprivation, and cruel fate our missing. The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God. The glass is inverted- to symbolize their inability to share this evening with us. The chair is empty and tilted -they are not here- and will remain so until they return or are accounted for. “You are not forgotten so long as there is one left in whom your memory remains”
Thank You Veterans!
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