Veterans Day celebrated with song and tributes to service men and women
Veterans Day was celebrated across Colonial School District through song, flag displays, artwork, and visits with local veterans on and around Nov. 11.
Veterans Day is marked annually in the United States on Nov. 11. Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day takes place on the date that fighting ceased in World War I at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The occasion is reserved to honor veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve.
At Whitemarsh Elementary School, veterans were celebrated during an assembly in which students introduced veterans who are important to their lives. Students also sang patriotic songs for them and recited the history behind Veterans Day. The service men and women were invited to stay for lunch and visit classrooms as well.
At Conshohocken Elementary School, third-graders performed for their special guests and thanked them for their service, and dressed in red, white, and blue.
Plymouth Elementary School showed its support for veterans by inviting students to fill out tags with names of veterans in their families and attaching the tags to flags that line Plymouth Road. Be sure to swing by to see the patriotic display.
Ridge Park Elementary School held its celebration on Nov. 13 and welcomed many veterans to two assemblies where they were honored through the presentation of flags and a slideshow organized by retired teacher Donna Sturm.