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Saluting our Veterans
Saluting our Veterans
Sabrina Kapp

Throughout schools across the country yesterday, students paid tribute to the veterans who have served to protect our freedoms. And in Plainfield, those tributes took on many different, yet equally powerful, forms. 

PCMS Orchestra students brought many smiles to the faces of their classmates and guests with their beautiful performance.

At PHS, the Belles et Beaux competition show choir performed our National Anthem over the school-wide PA system. We've provided the link to the video (posted on Twitter) here; it's well worth your listen!

Belles et Beaux students sang the National Anthem for students and staff as part of the school's Veterans Day honors.

Just down the hall at PHS, students and staff worked together to create a window tribute to students, alumni, family and friends who have served, or are serving today. With yesterday's brilliant sunshine, it was a beautiful statement.

At the middle school, veteran relatives of 7th grade students and staff enjoyed donuts, coffee and juice (thank you, PTO!) before being treated to a program of music, history, introductions and poetry written by 7th grade students. While we hope our veterans felt the appreciation of everyone in attendance, this annual event provides a great backdrop for student learning. Based on what several students wrote and spoke about, it's clear they have mastered their lessons. 

PCMS Band Director Mr. Cummings leads his 7th grade students in the National Anthem

The sound of a full auditorium, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in one voice.

The 7th grade choirs came together to perform several patriotic songs, included a sing-along version of "God Bless America."

Our elementary schools celebrated the day in many ways, included a school-wide program, having veterans visit classrooms, and a variety of class projects.

At Central, the gymnasium was a sea of red, white and blue as students sang, shared artwork and brought both smiles and tears to their guests. 

Central students presenting the colors at the beginning of their Veterans Day program.

Holding their patriotic artwork and beaming from ear to ear, these students sang their hearts out for their guests.

Central students use their hand-colored flags to illustrate their performance.

A sea of waving flags!

Clarks Creek 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Miller, gave her students of variety of stations to work through as part of their Veterans Day curriculum. Their smiles reinforce the theory that learning can (and should be) fun!

These 4th grade boys did some research before illustrating their Veterans Day cards.

Saying "Thank You" to our veterans was a common theme in all schools!

Our youngest students, at Little Quakers Academy, also learned about Veterans Day and came up with their own artwork to say thanks. Mrs. Law and Mrs. Prather shared these photos.

Mrs. Law pre-school class say thank you to our veterans!

Using their handprints to create their own flag, these pre-schoolers say "thank you, Veterans!"

Just as our students have said in many ways, the staff of Plainfield Community School Corporation salutes our veterans, young and old, serving today and those who served decades ago. Thank you for your service.