LES students are encouraged to invite a Veteran (a family member, close family friend, or neighbor) as their special guest to participate in this event honoring our local veterans. LES will also create a “Wall of Honor” to display in our school to celebrate our Veterans and soldiers who cannot be with us on Veterans Day Celebration. In order for us to create our “Wall of Honor,” complete and return the 2nd page of this letter by Wednesday, October 29th. Please include a copy of a photo (not original) and put your student’s name on the back of the photo. The photo will be returned to you after Veterans Day.
Lexington Elementary will pay tribute to our Veterans this November 11th on Veteran’s Day. Students and their invited veteran relatives and friends will begin the morning with refreshments and then fill the hallways with flags as they march to American patriotic music. As students and veterans leave the parade and enter the cafeteria for the program, they will view a photostory presentation, “A Day in the Life of a Soldier,” which features local military who are relatives of LES students and faculty.
The program will begin with a Presentation of the Colors and singing of The Star-Spangled Banner, led by the 4th and 5th grade Cats’ Choir. This year we will honor the 200th anniversary of the writing of the lyrics to the song by Francis Scott Key during the battle at Fort McHenry in 1814. The choir will also sing a patriotic medley and perform a flag routine to our national march, John Philip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever. Mr. Greg Hornsby, local scout leader and Captain in the Navy Reserve, will be our featured speaker.
Charleston, SC, author, Margot Theis Raven’s book, America’s White Table, will be read as part of the program, and a Wall of Honor will be on display in the cafeteria to honor veterans who were unable to attend, either due to active service or those who have passed. Chris Kidd, Lexington High School student, will play Taps on the trumpet at the conclusion of the program.