2013-2014 Veteran's Day Assembly
Thank-you....thank-you very much!!
The students, faculty and parents of Frankstown School are grateful to those who have served our country and fought for our freedoms.
Veteran’s Day is a day to celebrate the gift of freedom that we are privileged to enjoy thanks to the contributions of the many men and women in the armed forces. It is also a day that we remember those who gave their lives so we could live in peace. A part of the Veteran’s Day celebration was giving the students the opportunity to express their appreciation and gratitude for our veterans. Each student was very eager and willing to contribute his or her own special part to the assembly. The program began with opening remarks from our MC, Mr. Clark and a tribute video to our veterans. The assembly included a number of varied activities, such as kindergarten students reciting the pledge and a patriotic poem, sixth grade student council members performing "Who is a Veteran" skit, and sixth grade students conducting a folding of the flag ceremony. Our featured guest was Sergeant First Class Baker who has been an active member of the United States Army for the past 18 years. He has completed two tours in Afghanistan. Sergeant Baker has a daughter in fifth grade at Frankstown. He presented the school with a flag that was hung where he was staying in Afghanistan and a plaque. The assembly came to an end with the entire student body singing "We Are Proud of Our Veterans" and "God Bless America" in unison. Mrs. Pentoney and her first grade power hour students presented the veterans with goodie bags to thank them for sharing this special day with us. The assembly was heartfelt and touching, and it gave the students a deeper appreciation and understanding of the contributions of our veterans.