This school community organized a great celebration today.The fifth grade classes sang our national anthem and the third grade classes sang a patriotic song, My Country, 'Tis of Thee. Nineteen veterans were invited as guests. The school hosted a breakfast for them before the ceremony.
A panel of three veterans spoke about their experiences and answered questions from the students. There was a Vietnam Era vet, a lieutenant colonel who served in Iraq, and a sergeant who recently served in Afghanistan. All of them spoke about life-long bonds formed with their comrades. The Vietnam vet told the students that war isn't pretty. This holiday's intent is not to glorify war but to recognize the dedication to service. If these students were at home what would they be doing? Playing Call to Duty on X-Box? Cheshire Public Schools decided best.