Students of St. John the Evangelist Catholic School Honored Veterans at Recent Event
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School recently hosted a Veterans Day program to express gratitude to the veterans in the community. The event included a patriotic procession led by the pre-K 3 and pre-K 4 classes, who recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The school band performed the Armed Services March, and the fourth-grade students sang the National Anthem. Attendees enjoyed refreshments as a gesture of appreciation.
Reflecting on the importance of the program, SJCS Principal Cheri Carter stated, “With many of our students having an active duty or retired military parent, our Veterans Day program takes on added meaning. We believe it is essential to convey our gratitude to the veterans in our community in a meaningful way. This event exemplifies our commitment to teaching our students about the importance of service and expressing appreciation for others.”
A notable moment of the event was when sixth-grade student Addison Kiggins read the poem "We Honor You Today" to the many veterans, active members of the military and families in attendance. The heartfelt words resonated with attendees, underscoring the collective sentiment of gratitude and respect for the sacrifices made by veterans.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School remains committed to fostering a spirit of gratitude, service, and community engagement among its students, and the Veterans Day program stands as a testament to these values.