CINCINNATI, Ohio – As is tradition each year, Amity Elementary 2nd graders hosted the annual event to honor local veterans on Monday.
The Veteran’s Day program began as a small event inside of a classroom, but has since evolved into one of the marquee events on the Deer Park calendar.
Nearly 20 veterans attended the event, which featured songs and readings from the 2nd grade class, as well as a ceremonial folding of the flag.
The 2nd grade class prepares for the event by learning about all the branches of the military, as well as what it means to be a veteran. The veterans in attendance each introduced themselves before being presented with artwork from the students.
The program includes one poignant moment after another, including an explanation of the Missing Man Table—which honors fallen, missing or imprisoned military service member—as well as the flag folding ceremony, and a rendition of the United States Armed Forces Medley, during which all veterans stand during their respective verses.
Deer Park is honored to host such a powerful event, proud of our 2nd graders and teachers for the hard work put into the program each year. We are thankful to all the members of our armed forces, both domestic and abroad for all of their sacrifice in support of our country.
You can click the link below to watch the stream of the ceremony in its entirety (ceremony starts at 22:11 mark).
You can also view photos from the event by clicking the link below.