Northside Elementary honors veterans at annual program
Clinton Public School District
Dr. Tim Martin, Superintendent
Media contact: Sandi Beason, APR
CLINTON — More than 100 veterans visited Northside Elementary for the school’s annual Veterans Day program.
“We always invite veterans in our community to join us for this special event so we can thank them for their service,” said Northside Principal Mandy Ambrose.
The day began with a breakfast for veterans hosted by the Northside PTO.
During the Veterans Day program, LTC Marcos Rogers spoke to students about what it means to sacrifice for others and how it is our duty to help those who can’t help themselves. Music teacher Nancy Leigh Strum led students in several patriotic songs. Students involved in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts were encouraged to wear their scouting uniforms.
The Clinton High School band began the program with the national anthem and ended with the “Armed Forces Medley.”
“We are grateful to have the opportunity to honor the men and women who have sacrificed on our behalf,” Ambrose said.
Northside Elementary School students wrote essays thanking current and former members of the military. Essay contest winners pictured with Principal Mandy Ambrose include (from left) Colton Cox, Suzanne Hoffman, Diego Matta-O’Dwyer and Brooklyn Evans.
Northside Principal Mandy Ambrose (left) and Assistant Principal Leslie Alexander.
Prior to the Veterans Day program, the Northside PTO hosted a breakfast for veterans.
As the Clinton High School band played the “Armed Forces Medley,” students waved American flags.
Students involved in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts were encouraged to wear their scouting uniform. Pictured are Northside students (from left) David and William Howell with their mother Lindsay Howell.
LTC Marcos Rogers spoke to students about what it means to sacrifice for others and how it is our duty to help those who can’t help themselves.
Northside students waved flags during the “Armed Forces Medley.” Pictured are (from left) Katie Rhodes and Koreigh Sprowles.