Forest Area Schools Honor Their Veterans

| November 12, 2017

FOREST CO., Pa. (EYT) – East Forest Elementary along with the Junior/Senior High School held a Veterans Day assembly on Wednesday, November 8, to recognize and honor America’s veterans and especially the local area veterans.

Prior to the ceremony, members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1424 handed red poppies to guests and students.

(In the photo above, standing and speaking is Leonard Nicklas, and sitting, left to right, are Don Steinbeiser, Don Montgomery, and Gary McLaughlin).

The ceremony began with a posting of the colors by members of VFW Post 1424 and then the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the National Anthem by Mrs. Thornton’s Pre K and Kindergarten class.

Opening remarks about the importance and purpose of Veterans Day was read by Mr. Hartwig followed by the history of the red poppy read by Mr. Nicklas from VFW Post 1424.

“America the Beautiful” was led by Mrs. Galewski and performed by the second- through sixth-grade classes.

Five students, Emily Everett, Hope Byes, David Wooster, Taylor Andrews, and Shaylee Carbaugh, read essays they composed honoring veterans and Veterans Day followed by the history of Veterans Day by Mr. Hartwig.  The history of taps was read by Don Steinbeiser of VFW Post 1424 followed by a moment of silence and the playing of taps.

Closing remarks were given by Mr. Hartwig, and the colors were retired by members of VFW Post 1424 to John Phillips Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever.

Refreshments were served after the assembly.

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