PUNXSUTAWNEY â Students at Punxstawney Area Middle School held their annual Veteransâ Day assembly Thursday with Student Government President Jacob Horner, a seventh-grader, as the master of ceremonies.
âIt was fun â hard speaking up there â but it felt good to show thanks to the Veterans,â he said.
The assembly began with a choral reading of âHatâs Off,â by Alan Majorâs fourth-grade class, followed by Darren Sherryâs fifth-grade class reading of âIn Flanderâs Field.â
Next, the band and chorus then performed several songs, including âMarch of the Armed Forces,â âThis is my Country,â and âGod Bless the USA.â
The sixth- and seventh-grade classes then presented a Powerpoint on the wars in which America has fought.
Lt. Col. Francis Romeo performed his annual tribute, âIf this Flag Could Talk,â followed by an iMovie prepared by AmeriCorps teachers for local troops in the military, with the chorus singing âThank you, Soldiers.â
The presentation was opened and closed by Assistant Principal Mike Guidice, who said, âI thought it went well. I appreciate the hard work by the teachers and students. We really appreciate all that the veterans have done, and this is our small way of saying thank you.â