On Nov. 11, Carmel Elementary School will host its annual Veterans Day program to honor those who have served the United States in any branch of the Armed Forces. The fourth grade students and the school’s choir will present musical tributes in addition to patriotic readings by the Student Council. The choir will sing an original composition entitled “Honor,” written especially for the occasion. Finalists for the annual Veterans Day essay contest will read their essays.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
This is Carmel Elementary School’s 16th year to host this special ceremony.
“We feel it is very important for our elementary students to reflect upon the freedoms that veterans have provided. All students need to recognize the important contributions of our service men and women,” stated Klinginsmith, principal of Carmel Elementary in a press release.
Klinginsmith knows firsthand the sacrifices of veterans as her father served both in the United States and overseas as the head of a military hospital.
Both veterans and the community are invited to attend and a special gift will be presented to each member of the armed forces. A short reception is planned for after both programs. Carmel Elementary School is located behind the Carmel Library at 101 4th Ave. S.E., Carmel.