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.
â€śIt was fun â€” hard speaking up there â€” but it felt good to show thanks to the Veterans,â€ť he said.
The assembly began with a choral reading of â€śHatâ€™s Off,â€ť by Alan Majorâ€™s fourth-grade class, followed by Darren Sherryâ€™s fifth-grade class reading of â€śIn Flanderâ€™s Field.â€ť
Next, the band and chorus then performed several songs, including â€śMarch of the Armed Forces,â€ť â€śThis is my Country,â€ť and â€śGod Bless the USA.â€ť
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, â€śIf this Flag Could Talk,â€ť followed by an iMovie prepared by AmeriCorps teachers for local troops in the military, with the chorus singing â€śThank you, Soldiers.â€ť
The presentation was opened and closed by Assistant Principal Mike Guidice, who said, â€śI 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€ť