Students honor vets
Fifth-grade students in Paula Gaylor’s class were asked to write an essay about Veteran’s Day. Four were chosen by staff and Principal Mattie Willerton to read their essays.
In her essay, Isabelle Thomas advised, “Let’s all stop for a minute and say a prayer for all of the men and women in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard and that they return home with their family’s safely.”
Noemi Vela read that every single person in the U.S. should be proud we have veterans and she hopes one day we have peace in the world.
Cameron Schneider talked about his friend, Adam Mackowiak, who is currently serving. “He chose to do this. I always think about him and wonder what he’s doing but I know he is keeping us from harm. One day I’ll be proud to wear the uniform.”
Brenton Pham’s essay reminded folks that we should appreciate what the veterans do. “The least we can do is thank them. They protect all of us. No harm will come to us because of the veterans.”
The Goshen honor guard and many veterans gave the students a standing ovation.
Ruth Newell’s third grade class read a poem to the veterans. Fourth and fifth grade students served coffee, juice and cookies to the veterans and visitors.