The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation recently celebrated Veteran’s Day at McCordsville Elementary, Mt. Comfort Elementary, Fortville Elementary, and Mt. Vernon Middle School, honoring those who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.
The three Mt. Vernon elementary schools and the middle school had convocations which emphasized the sacrifices made by the veterans. The convocations included student-led patriotic songs, speeches, poems, decorations, and parades. Veterans in attendance greatly appreciated the well-deserved recognition.
Mt. Vernon Middle School asked the veterans in attendance to share with the audience their name, years of service, and which student(s) they accompanied. Students at the elementary schools also not only honored the veterans in attendance, but the members of Armed Forces who were prisoners of war or who are currently unaccounted for. The elementary students also lined the halls to cheer for the veterans who passed by with their child or grandchild. During the parade students could be heard waving flags and chanting “U.S.A.!” throughout the building.
Thank you veterans for your service to our country!