It’s a proud tradition for a proud bunch of men and women.
Veterans — current and retired – were recognized at all five Delavan-Darien School District schools today, Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Each Delavan-Darien school once again held an all-school assembly and honored veterans who attend and those who couldn’t.
Elementary school children at Darien, Turtle Creek and Wileman elementary schools sang patriotic songs. Phoenix Middle School students listened intently to Delavan’s John Scherer, an Air Force veteran, talk about his hero. The Delavan-Darien High School orchestra and wind ensemble played after a moving speech by father and son Navy veterans John and Richard Miller.
Veterans spoke and students listened. And all of the assemblies had an emphasis on the red, white and blue.
The activities honoring our nation’s veterans actually got a jump start with two activities held Thursday, Nov. 10.
At DDHS, members of the Wisconsin Military Funeral Honors team demonstrated what happens at the funeral of a veteran.
At Phoenix Middle School, sixth graders gave a song, dance and historical presentation about veterans for a crowd in the school’s auditorium. The event was a front page story in Friday’s Janesville Gazette newspaper.
Besides our students and staff being proud of our veterans, the article also noted something else we’re proud of at Delavan-Darien Schools. We are one of the few districts in the area where Veterans Day was celebrated in all of our schools.
As we are every year, we were happy to do it, and we were happy to have all of the veterans and their family and friends come out and share in this special district-wide tribute to them and for all they’ve done for our country.
Thanks to all who came, to the students who gave our guests something to remember, and the staff who helped make everything run so smoothly.
Happy Veterans Day, everyone!