St. Timothy’s School students were thrilled to show their appreciation to veterans and active service personnel on Veterans Day.
On November 11, over 35 veterans from near and far gathered in the gym for a light reception before the start of the lower school Veterans Day program. Kindergarteners kicked off the program with two patriotic songs. Acting Head of School Tim Coleman gave opening remarks, and students successfully named all six branches of the military. Each veteran introduced themself and gave a brief history of their service.
After the ceremony concluded, veterans spent time with their host students. Lower school students enjoyed lunch in the classroom with veterans. Middle schoolers and their guest veterans gathered to hear St. Timothy’s parent Captain Zachary Osborne, USA, Ret. speak about his time in the military, including his time spent supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
School families were asked to submit names of veterans to invite to the annual Veterans Day celebration. Veterans from all branches of the military participated in the celebration. Those unable to attend received a handmade card with patriotic student artwork and handwritten messages of thanks from students.
This day not only allows us to give much-deserved recognition to the veterans in our community, but also helps students understand the sacrifices made by these brave parents, faculty and staff members, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and neighbors.
Thank you to all those who have served our country. We appreciate you and all you have done to protect and serve our nation.