Over 50 veterans from the St. Timothy's School community, including three who served during World War II, joined us for our annual Veterans Day celebration held on Monday, November 12.
Before the celebration began, veterans gathered together for coffee and a chance to swap stories of their service. The veterans then processed to the gymnasium where our Lower School students welcomed them with waving American flags and loud cheers. The students and veterans recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and Head of School Tim Tinnesz gave opening remarks. Each veteran addressed the students with a short summary of his or her experiences in the U. S. Armed Forces.
At the conclusion of the program, veterans of Lower School students had a chance to eat lunch with their host and share their experiences with a class in an intimate environment. Veterans of Middle School students gathered to hear Retired Commander Dr. Theodore R. Johnson, III speak about his service on an aircraft carrier. After the presentation, veterans ate lunch with their Middle School hosts.
Local news channel WNCN CBS 17 featured the event in the evening news broadcast, and students and veterans were interviewed as part of this segment.
St. Timothy's School faculty, staff, and students are honored to thank veterans in our community in person. Thank you to all the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.