Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Students are paying tribute to honored military this week in the library.  Researchers are learning about the history of Veterans Day and how it was originally titled Armistice Day.  On November 11 Americans will honor Veterans from all branches of the armed forces.  Students, staff and parents at Smith will celebrate their freedoms with an assembly at 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning.

All local Veterans are invited to attend this assembly in their honor.  Janis Dahl, Smith music teachers has been working with the 3rd graders on some very special patriotic music for the occasion.  Teachers have been helping their students show their respect through writing and art throughout the building.

Smith parent and retired Sergeant in the Marine Corps, Chandler Walker will speak to the students of the sacrifices he has made for his country. Sergeant Walker received two Purple Hearts during his tours of duty.

Thomas Raleigh Dahl, Mrs. Dahl's father-in-law, will also speak to the students of his time in the U.S. Army.  Mr. Dahl received a Medal of Honor for his service too.

We are privileged to have such distinguished speakers along with students who will share original writings with us about what Veterans Day means to them.

There will be a Veterans Day reception in the library immediately following the ceremony.  All honored Veterans, speakers and guests are invited to attend.

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