P-H-M schools participated in Veterans Day programs today.
At Bittersweet Elementary, members of the local VFW spoke to Bittersweet 5th grade students about the history of the flag, meaning, the Star Spangled Banner and how to properly fold a U.S. flag as part of their the Flag Awareness Program. They also presented the school with a new flag and conducted a flag retirement and raising ceremony for students. Click here to read the full story and see a photo gallery.
At Grissom Middle School, the eighth grade students as part of their Social Studies class learning host the annual the school’s Veteran’s Day celebration. The celebration is a way of not just learning history first hand, but a chance to say thank you by meeting and honoring veterans in person. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R, 2nd District) was also on hand as the honored guest speaker. Click here to read the full story and see a photo gallery.
At Schmucker, the keynote speaker Major General Peter K. Sullivan. Major General Sullivan is the mobilization assistant to the assistant secretary of the Air Force, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the Pentagon, Washington D.C. As part of the Major General’s remarks, he asked for every veteran to stand and give his name, rank and the branch of the military he or she served in. A couple of World War II veterans were in attendance. Click here to read the full story and see a photo gallery.