Trego School hosted our local veterans with a thanksgiving dinner with all the fixins and pumpkin pie for dessert. Following lunch, the pledge and all-school singing of the Star Spangled Banner, Trego School K-4 students honored the vets with singing My Country ‘Tis of Thee and This Land is Your Land. The 5th-6th grade students played patriotic music on the hand bells and Silas Poe, Liam Morris, and Cora Morris had solo performances on the harmonica.
Several students had prepared speeches about “What Veterans Day Means to Me” and read those. The program had two guest speakers, Colonel James Carlton and Lieutenant Colonel Dave Scott. Both speakers gave inspiring speeches about the importance of doing well in School and their experiences during their years of service.
The 5th-8th grade students prepared cards for each Vet and at the end of the program all the vets in attendance stood and the students passed out the cards. One of the attendees, Dave Scott, commented about the program: “What an amazing day! The children’s performances and speeches were spectacular!” Truth be told, the hand-made cards stole my heart.