We celebrated Veteran's Day on Friday November 11, 2011. Staff Sergeant Jeff Crile came and spoke to our whole school about what it means to be a veteran. SSG Crile has served in the 34th Army Band for 31 years. He encouraged each child to go home and thank a veteran for his/her service. He stressed the importance of our nation's freedoms and how proud veterans are to serve their country. The school sang one verse of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and the 4th graders ended the program with "Bless Our Troops." The assembly was an important reminder of what an awesome privilege it is to live in the United States of America.