For the twelfth year, students from Sebree Elementary held their annual Veterans Day Parade to show their appreciation for those who have served and continue to serve.
“It feels an honor because I get to thank what they did for our country,” says Suleyca Portilla, student.
From the Pledge of Allegiance to banners of gratitude, the day was not only a thank you, but a way to bring two very different generations together.
“This is just as important for our students as it is for the veterans,” says Dawn Forker, Sebree Elementary principle. “The students get a chance to meet real-life soldiers and heroes and the veterans get to see the joy and excitement that the kids have to show their appreciation for them.”
“It’s cool to see all the veterans smile sometimes and we can go up and shake their hands,” says Rhett Hearrin, student.
“People really appreciate what service people have done in the past and I would do it over again in a minute,” says Kolodey. (taken from 44 News article by Megan DiVenti)