- Students, families, and faculty members of Jefferson Elementary have been busy honoring our Veterans. Jefferson’s Third Annual Veteran’s Day Assembly took place on Wednesday, November 9th, featuring local Vietnam Veterans as special guests. These Veterans were introduced by Sean Grohman, a first grade teacher and US Air Force Veteran. After exploring the meaning behind the Pledge of Allegiance, The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Jefferson led the school in The Pledge. The Veterans and selected fifth grade students took part in a Flag Folding Ceremony, as students sang God Bless America. It was a very special and moving afternoon, leaving all "Proud To Be An American."
- For the second year in a row, Jefferson created a "Wall of Honor" recognizing those who serve or have served our country. Students, faculty and staff submitted names of Veterans they would like to recognize, and each name was written on a star, taking the shape of a flag in the front hallway for all to see. Students throughout Jefferson created wreaths to decorate the auditorium for the Veteran's Day Assembly, and planned to bring these to wreaths to Veterans Hospitals and local nursing homes following the assembly. Jefferson students donated Halloween candy to send to Veterans overseas through Operation Gratitude, and collected items to mail to sick and injured troops through Jammies for GI’s. Jefferson Elementary believes it is important to take part in these projects that allow students the experience of doing something kind for others in our community.
Last Modified on November 10, 2011