Veteran's Day Ceremony Held At West Side School
November 12, 2009
The Beta Club led the school in the Pledge of Allegiance, then held a moment of silence. Then the President of the Beta Club, 8th Grader Elleana Sissom, gave a short speech about Veteran's Day.
She talked about why we celebrate Veteran's Day, about the soldiers who are fighting today for freedom, including a brother of one of the 8th grade students. She then introduced the 4th Grade teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Cherry, who is a veteran.
Mrs. Cherry was in the Army Reserve between 1998-2006. She was a Staff Sergeant E-6 with the Military Police who was deployed to Iraq in 2003.
Elleana then ended with this quote from the movie Kung Fu Panda:
"Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, and Today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. Today is Veteran's Day, a gift for you and me to honor those who have given their lives for our daily freedoms. Today, please take the time to thank a veteran, or listen to their stories."