Veterans Day is a time when Americans honor those who have served in the U.S. Military—a time to express gratitude to those who have made great sacrifices to preserve our freedom.
On November 11 our schools will come together and reflect on the heroism of those who have and continue to serve our country in the armed forces. Here are some of the highlights of the varied activities and expressions of our collective respect.
Carrie Martin Elementary will have a salute to all US Veterans, as well as an assembly at 9am. The fifth graders will be attending Loveland’s Veteran’s Parade as well.
Coyote Ridge Elementary is collecting photos of veterans who are related to students and staff members. There is a bulletin board that features all these vets. On Veteran’s Day, they are having their kindergarten, second and fourth grade music programs, where fourth grade Unit of Inquiry will be featuring songs that honor our veterans. In addition, in all classrooms, teachers will be facilitating lessons to deepen student understanding of Veterans Day and the sacrifices have made to maintain our freedoms.
Garfield Elementary fifth graders will attend the Veterans Day Parade on November 11th. Also, students will identify veterans in their families and bring their “stories” for a Wall of Fame in honor of Veterans Day.
Lincoln Elementary will have a Wall of Honor at their school celebrating the service of past and present servicemen and woman related to their students. Students will bring in pictures and mementos of those who served so they can be honored by all in the school community.
Ponderosa Elementary is honoring veterans by displaying a bulletin board where staff and students bring in pictures of veterans past and present. The board says “We Love Our Veterans!” and has the emblem of all the branches of the military. The fifth grade classes also plan to attend the Veterans Day Parade.
Stansberry Elementary will be placing flags dedicated to Veterans around their circle drive on Thursday and Friday before Veteran’s Day. Families can buy these flags and dedicate it to someone in their honor for $1.00. Students can then take their flag home at the end of the day on Friday.
Truscott Elementary students will line the streets east of their school and participate fully in the Veterans Day parade held in downtown Loveland. Students will also practice their writing skills and send letters to the members of the local VFW.
Van Buren Elementary is hosting a Veterans Day Assembly on November 11th at 9 am in their school gym.
Winona Elementary has invited staff and families to provide flags from veterans to be flown at school during November, as well as any photos of veterans or active service members to display in their trophy cases. There will also be an assembly honoring veterans on Monday, November 11th, but the time is yet to be determined.
Conrad Ball Middle School’s Student Council is going to wave flags and thank you signs on the main intersections of the school. Also the National Junior Honor Society will be hosting several veterans to come and speak to their students as a group on November 7th.
Lucile Erwin Middle School will be hosting a Veterans Day event on November 11th in the afternoon. The Army Band and LEMS vocal and instrumental musicians will be performing at this event.
Turner Middle School is creating a “Celebrating our Heroes” wall made out of paper bricks. Each brick will have the name, rank, years of service for each Veteran.
Berthoud High School will be having a Veterans Day celebration November 11th from 1:00 – 2:30pm in their auditorium. A flag retirement will be at 1:00pm outside, behind the Commons, followed by recognition of 75 veterans in the auditorium with awards made by their students. The Show Choir will perform and the celebration will end with refreshments in the Commons at 2:30pm.
There are many wonderful celebrations being had throughout the district to celebrate the heroes of our country. Please feel free to go to a Veterans Day Assembly at one of the schools listed above. The community has many opportunities to come celebrate veterans with the Thompson School District.