Buder Learns First-Hand about Veteran’s Day
Buder Elementary School was very lucky to have the opportunity to learn about the Veteran’s Day holiday first-hand from an active member of the United States military.
Lt. Commander Charleese Sampa is the daughter Geraldine Malone, of Buder third grade teacher. Lt. Commander Sampa shared some of the history of Veteran’s Day with the staff, students, and guests who were together for a weekly assembly.
Veteran’s Day is observed on the 11th day of the 11th month because World War I ended on November 11th, 1918. At that time the day was known as Armistice Day. After World War II President Dwight D. Eisenhower had the holiday amended to include honoring all men and women who were currently serving, or who had ever served in the armed forces of the United States.
Gateway Elementary Tribute
Students at Gateway Elementary packed the school’s auditorium to thank veterans for their service, including Mr. Bennett’s preschool class who sang “We Love You Veterans” and Mrs. Davie’s fourth grade students who gave a salute to veterans. Also presenting was Reverend Dr. Darrell Curtis, who had retired from the military, spoke of the contributions of the armed forces and Mr. Rhoten, the school’s vocal music specialist, made a beautiful video presentation to honor past and present veterans.
The event concluded with the school’s Character Council members bestowed gifts to veterans in attendance.
It was a wonderful celebration and taught students the sacrifices of the nation’s armed forces. Special thanks go to Roosevelt High School’s Marine Junior ROTC, under the director of Master Sergeant Isiah McHellen, for presenting the colors.