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Carr Elementary Celebrates Veterans Day

A special program to honor our nation’s veterans was held at Carr Elementary. Eleven Carr Elementary Pack 40 Cub Scouts began the ceremony by presenting the colors and leading the pledge of allegiance. Mrs. Tammy Malray, second grade teacher, sang the national anthem while all veterans, scouts, guests, students, and faculty stood at attention to the nation’s flag. Mrs. Sondra Gibbs, assistant principal, pointed out during opening remarks that Veterans Day is a time to honor America’s veterans for keeping this nation “the land of the free and the home of the brave”.
The guest speaker for the program was Mr. Doug Fisette. He was welcomed to the podium by a roaring standing ovation from the students, guests, and faculty. In the Army, Specialist Fisette served as a wheel vehicle and power generator mechanic. During his time in the military, Fisette received several awards for his dedication and service including the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. His message to the students centered on the theme “America depends on us.”   
Several Carr Elementary students participated in the program by reading poems and messages to the veterans in attendance. Mrs. Deborah Jackson, American Legion Auxiliary President, asked the audience to remember our veterans who did not return home from war by conducting the POW MIA table ceremony. 
At the conclusion of the program, the entire school recited a special poem. All stood in silence for the playing of Taps and the retiring of colors by the Cub Scouts.

Sam Gibbs, fifth grade, salutes as Kire Tribble, fourth grade, and Zeke Goodman, sixth grade, retire the colors to conclude the Veterans Day program.

Carr Students present veterans with hand-made cards at the end of the program.

This table is set for only one during the Pow MIA table ceremony.

Mrs. Sample's social studies students delivered a message to our veterans.  Pictured: Keandre Patton, Brandon Rushing, and Kamrynne Mathias.

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