New Horizons Elementary School students recently gathered at a school-wide assembly to honor veterans and those actively serving the nation.
The program was dedicated to Army Sgt. Robert Easley, who was wounded in the line of duty last month and remains in the hospital recovering from his injuries. Many students participated in the program led by guidance counselor Lynne Bray and music teacher Veronica Dillingham.
Cub Scout Lucas Blauvelt led safety patrols in presenting the flag; fifth-grader Maddison Loftus sang the national anthem; fifth-graders from Pat Klammer’s class presented each of the branches of the armed forces; first-grader Paul Michael Murnaghan and first-grader Celetra Hartford each recited poems; fifth-graders from the Dub Poetry Ensemble recited a poem; and fourth-graders Milan Jean-Louis and Michelle Rodriguez sang “American Tears.”
Also, Wellington Mayor Bob Margolis explained why we celebrate Veterans Day. Parent and wounded Army Chief Warrant Officer Alex Anduze spoke to students about serving his country. Veterans and those actively serving, along with their families, were honored with certificates.
Bray challenged students to remember the sacrifices made by the veterans to ensure the safety and protect the freedom of each citizen, and to be thankful.
Above: Wellington Mayor Bob Margolis (left) and New Horizons staff and students with veterans and family members.