View scenes from the LES veterans assembly

On Thursday, Nov. 9  Liberty Elementary School students and staff gathered to honor and thank local community veterans.

Students greeted each veteran as they entered through an honorary arch of flags and made their way to the gymnasium.

Students at Liberty Elementary School always look forward to Veterans Day because it gives them a chance to say “thank you” to our local veterans through praise and introduction, songs, letters and donations, explained elementary school Principal Jackie Harris.

During the assembly, principal explained that it has been a school goal to demonstrate more patriotism and as such, every class sings patriotic songs such as this one after saying the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each school day.

And that’s not all, she continued. Students apply the service that veterans have provided to their classroom responsibilities and expectations.

“Veterans are their role models.”

Students and teachers lined the gymnasium floor waving flags, singing songs, shaking hands and thanking the men and women for their service.