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Providence Honors Veterans with Special Programs on November 10

November 9, 2016 by Elaine Rottman

vets16In honor of Veterans Day and to help students develop an appreciation for and to thank the men and women who have served our country, Providence has planned two special programs on Thursday, November 10. (School is closed in honor of Veterans Day on November 11).

Middle School Veterans Day Program

Pastor Dick Margeson, retired United States Army, First Sergeant, will speak to seventh- and eighth-grade history classes about the service and sacrifice of military veterans. In the afternoon, these middle school students will write letters to more than 60 veterans living at The Samarkand retirement community in Santa Barbara.

Lower School Veterans Day Assembly

Fifth-grade students will visit with and serve refreshments to invited veterans before a Veterans Day assembly. Students have been learning about military service and have been brushing up on the social skills to honor and host these visitors.

The assembly program for kindergarten through sixth-grade students opens with reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, singing the national anthem, a short welcome and thank you to the veterans (led by Matt Knoles, Lower School principal), and singing a medley which includes each branch of the Armed Forces’s theme song. Following this rousing opening, Pastor Dick Margeson will share a few words on his military service and what it means to be a veteran. In closing, students will distribute thank you letters, cards, and posters they have made to the veterans attending.

The reception and assembly take place in Luther Hall on the Modoc campus (3723 Modoc Road), 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm. All who are interested are welcome to attend.