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Peninsula School Honors Veterans at Take a Veteran to School Day Event

11 November 2017

Students at Sherwood Christian Academy held their annual Veterans Day program on Friday, November 10, at Sherwood Baptist Church.

The students heard from the American Legion State Commander and honored the gentleman who started the celebration 23 years ago.

Additionally, there will be a presentation of colors, performances by the high-school band and choir as well as a special performance by E.J. Blott Elementary School first-graders. "So, we appreciate their efforts in honoring the veterans". The students and staff work really hard on this every year.

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An event filled with songs and speechs was to pay tribute to our veterans.

"We believe that there are future generals and admirals in the audience today, that when they see what their USA military is, can be, and has done; that may spark in them a desire to join one of the branches of the service", says Gary Parrott, the Commander of the Grand Valley Combined Honor.

"They provided us with coffee and doughnuts to supply to our guests, which is great", Melonas said. "I just can't imagine what they're doing for us overseas right now, fighting for our freedom and giving us their best".

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At the program's end, the student body of about 700 waved small USA flags as they joined in singing along to a recording of the song "Proud to be an American".

Gregg is a 1943 graduate of Nxa High School was one of dozen of veterans in attendance says he was touched by the kids honoring veterans in his community.

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Peninsula School Honors Veterans at Take a Veteran to School Day Event