In honor of Veterans Day, River Crest Elementary School held a Veterans Appreciation Ceremony and reception.
River Crest families along with their Veterans were invited to attend. The ceremony included the Color Guard, students singing “Grateful to Be American” and “America the Beautiful” which was led in sign language by River Crest 3rd grade students, and speeches by several River Crest students. Students learned about flag etiquette from Command Sergeant Major Jason Miller and Sergeant Amanda Armstrong. They also learned about the armed services branches. Sergeant Corey O’Keefe was a special guest speaker and former Hudson graduate, Lieutenant Casey Fall, sent a video clip that taught students about the Coast Guard. Prior to the Color Guard retiring the flag, the entire student body sang “Happy Birthday” to WWII veteran Don Jones, who celebrated his 104th birthday in November. Mr. Jones is the great-grandfather of Drew, Liam and Isla Agrimson. River Crest families sent in pictures of their Veterans that were assembled into a slideshow that was also shared with students and families. A Veterans Wall of Honor displaying stars with names of special veterans was a focal point. This year’s Veterans Day will be remembered as a very special day by the staff, students and families of River Crest Elementary.