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Paying Tribute to Veterans

    Fifth grade students at Eastern Elementary School presented a special program in honor of Veteran's Day. Under the direction of Music Teacher Julia Barkley, students narrated a moving program which opened with 700+ voices uniting to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the National Athem.
    Students played handbells and percussion instruments in addition to singing a variety of patriotic songs. Several students also had the opportunity to share letters written to thank service men and women for their sacrifice and contribution to our freedom.
    The program, presented twice for community members and the students at Eastern, ended with a festive flag-waving performance and a round applause for area veterans and guests. The students at Eastern should be congratulated for this outstanding performance which honored veterans and provided an insightful history lesson for all those in attendance.


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