Ella Roberts reads her Veterans Day essay
Immaculate Conception School held its annual Veterans Day Celebration last Friday, Nov. 8, in which they both honored and thanked those that have and still work to protect this country.
The ceremony began with the procession of flags presented by all students that participate in Boy and Girl Scouts and members of the local VFW. Mitchell Coon, a fifth grader at ICS, acted as Master of Ceremonies for the event. Father John Missler began the program with a prayer of thanksgiving for the men and women who have worn the uniforms of our military and the sacrifices they have made. The National Anthem was sung and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
All students in grades 3, 4, and 5 were asked to write an essay that summed up the question “What a Veteran Means to Me”. Mrs. Connie Snyder, Principal at ICS, chose one essay from each class to be read to the audience that gathered in the school gymnasium. Stephanie Jadwisiak, grade 3, Ella Roberts, grade 4, and Garrett Hirt, grade 5, each explained how thankful they are every day for the for the freedom and opportunities that veterans have so unselfishly fought to preserve in this country.
The ceremony continued into the church where a Mass was said in honor of veterans.