The Ar-We-Va Community School District hosted a Veteran’s Day Program on Monday, November 11, to honor area veterans for their service and contributions to their country. The program was presented by the Ar-We-Va 7th grade Civics class and 8th-grade History class (below) under the direction of their instructor, Kerry Schoessler. Music was performed by the 3rd, 4th, & 5th-grade students, along with the middle and high school choirs, all directed by Rebecca Dose. Vail native, Major Kyle Obrecht is shown leading the attending veterans into the gym for the program. (Observer)
Take A Moment To Thank A Veteran
When you see someone in a uniform, Someone who serves us all,
Doing military duty,
Answering their country’s call,
Take a moment to thank them
For protecting what you hold dear;
Tell them you are proud of them;
Make it very clear.
Just tap them on the shoulder,
Give a smile, and say,
"Thanks for what you’re doing
To keep us safe in the USA!"
By Joanna Fuchs