Every year New Haven High School celebrates Veterans Day by hosting a breakfast and assembly to honor those who have served our country.
Friday, November 9, 2018, at 8:30 A.M., New Haven Elementary School hosted their annual assembly. Mr. Robert Bratcher appeared as a guest speaker. The American Legion posted the colors at the assembly. There was a recognition of the branches of the military.
The NHES choir sang “God Bless America” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
A video was presented entitled “VA Voluntary Service: What’s Your Why?” There was also a powerpoint showed called “Serving Our Country.”
The first graders sang a song called “Veterans Day.”
Before the colors were retired, there was a moment of silence for all veterans who lost their lives while serving our country. During the moment of silence, senior Russell Pinnell and sophomore Alaina Scott played “Taps.”
Before the assembly was held, veterans were welcomed to New Haven High School for the annual Veterans Day breakfast.
Katie Borcherding, teacher at NHHS, stated that seventy-five to eighty veterans were served breakfast. The veterans were presented with eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, cinnamon rolls, juice, coffee, fruit salad, and donuts from Battocletti's Bake Shoppe in Hermann.
All of the decorations were done by Student Council. Some Student Council members were asked their thoughts on the breakfast itself.
“I really liked the video they show every year,” said Kamryn Poe. “I took pictures, and it was really great. Everyone came together as a community and talked as if no time had passed. It was great seeing the interactions between the veterans.”
Caroline Otten commented, “It was nice to see the teachers and how they were able to talk to the veterans.”
Overall, Veterans Day is always recognized in the New Haven School district. The faculty and students work hard and plan a morning to remember for the men and women who have served our country.
Thank you to all the men and women who have put your lives on the line to protect ours!