Every year on Veterans Day we have an assembly at Channing Hall and invite all of the student's family members that are veterans. It is always a great time. The first graders sing "Proud to be an American" and it is amazing. They make everyone in the crowd tear up. The third graders sign the Pledge of Allegiance as well.
This year I was especially proud as Abigail sang with the first grade. She did amazing and she really enjoyed singing. The first grade teachers do such a great job with the kids. They explain why the song is important and it makes the kids understand why Veterans Day is an important day for all of us.
I personally have many family members that have served in the military; a brother, mother, father, a grandfather, two father-in-laws, and many cousins. I am proud to come from a family who helps out by serving the country, and protecting the freedoms that I enjoy .