Math = Love: Veterans Day Assembly 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Veterans Day Assembly 2013

I've been on a bit of a holiday kick lately.  I've blogged about Halloween and Christmas and my birthday and Celebration of Mind Day.  So, why not add Veterans Day in there, too?

Hand Print Flag Poster
As Student Council Sponsor, I have a role to play in preparing the Veterans Day Assembly.  Thankfully, I'm not in charge of the entire thing.  This year, the three schools in our district (yes, we're that small!) got together and had one assembly instead of two or three separate assemblies as in years past.  We rounded up all 600 or so of our students from K-12 in the high school auditorium.  We invited an esteemed veteran from our town to speak.  The elementary school students provided artwork to decorate the wall.  Each school (elementary school, middle school, and high school) chose a student to read a special poem.  The band performed.  My student council kids served as ushers and helpers.  They hung decorations.  They introduced speakers.  They helped clean up.  Our family and consumer science classes at the high school prepared a meal for the veterans to enjoy.  They directed the veterans from their cars to the elevator to the room where the meal was being served.  They tried, in a small way, to serve those who served this country with their lives.  I was so proud of them!  And, I'm so thankful for all those who have served so that I can live in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave.  

Podium for Our Speaker
I am a visual person, inspired by the things I have seen.  Maybe that's why I love pinterest so much.  Anywho, it is my hope that these pictures might inspire someone in some way.  Plus, this will be here for me to read next year when we're planning the next assembly.

Want to see how we celebrated and showed our thanks?  Scroll down!

An Attempt to Class Up Our Folding Chairs

Patriotic Dividers

America Is In Our Hearts...

Honoring Our Vets

We Love Our Veterans

Hand Print Flags - So Creative!

More Hand Print Flags

Flags Flying.  I love this picture because you can see our town's giant flag mural in the background.  It's painted on the side of our fire station.  

Flags and Pinwheels at the Entrance

Tiny Flags Along the Sidewalk...  I love how these small flags line up with the giant flag that was constructed by the town on the second-highest place in town.   
Goody Bags for the Veterans.  These were filled with soft and hard peppermints as a small token of our thankfulness for their service to this country and to each and everyone of us.   

Each bag was adorned with a tag that read, "Home of the Free Because of the Brave."
The tag was downloaded from here

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