The show has evolved throughout the years to include the spotlight on the Remembrance Table, a flag routine set to a Sousa march, and a tribute to America using American Sign Language. There is even a Pledge of Allegiance rap song that our student musicians loved performing!
"I liked the Veteran's Day Show a lot because of all the flags and the songs," said 3rd grader Idrees. "I also like the signs and pom poms!"
Charlotte N. added, "I loved ALL the songs but my favorite one was Thankful for the USA."
By far the favorite addition this year was the super secret surprise at the end. During the show, a handful of students hid streamers in their pockets and waited until the perfect moment to adorn the stage with colorful bursts of blue.
Without a doubt, this show makes an impact on all of our students, but to those who have family ties to the armed forces, it is even more meaningful.
"My Poppy was a Veteran and it means that I might want to serve in the military, too," said Jackson E.
Owen S. shared he liked the Marines because: "My grandpa was in the Marines and it was the flag I was holding."
Why are Veterans so important that we have a national holiday to recognize their service?
"Because they protect our nation and some get hurt. They fight for our country," said Riley O.
"It feels good to honor them!" said Vasili T.
Ms. Barker is very proud of the confidence the young performers displayed on stage.
"In rehearsals, we always reiterate that practice makes progress and mistakes are okay!" Ms. Barker said. "With this knowledge in hand, the students were well-spoken, confident, and relaxed on performance day. Way to go, students!"