2012-2013 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. Not only did we want to involve the students in the Veteran’s Day Assembly, but we wanted to encourage their active involvement by participating in project S.O.S. The students donated food, clothing, andother supplies to the service men and women who are defending our country in order to show their support. Each classroom was very eager and willing to contribute his or her own special part to the assembly. The assembly included a number of varied activities, such as having the students sing, read and write poems, write letters, and conduct a folding of the flag ceremony. Along with the folding of the flag ceremony, the students constructed and presented an American flag, which the veterans were able to take with them. Featured guest included Chris Patrick and Jerry Stern. Chris Patrick is a United States Veteran who served in the Army for 20 years. He served time in Desert Storm and Iraq. He was able to talk to the students about what it’s like to experience service in the Army. Jerry Stern is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He has been appointed to the Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Facilities. He was able to express to our youth the importance of appreciating our veterans and all that they do. Throughout the assembly, the students were very involved and engaged. The assembly came to an end by acknowledging Arthur Ritchey’s 102nd birthday followed by the entire student body singing “God Bless America”. The assembly was heartfelt and touching, and it gave the students a deeper appreciation and understanding of the contributions of our veterans.