BEATRICE – Beatrice Middle School students held a Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning, honoring service veterans and their dedication to their country. The ceremony, coordinated by history and civics instructors Mike Policky and Ben Essam, is organized entirely by the students, themselves.
National Guard Veteran Don Vetrovsky urged the students to carry a daily respect for the flag and their country.
:32 “must be prepared”
Vetrovsky says the young people, like the middle school students, will be the leaders of tomorrow.
:25 “and move on”
Students, using sign language, recited the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, as part of the Veterans Day event. They also presented local Korean War Veteran, George Pinkerton, with a Quilt of Valor, honoring him for his service. He served more than ten months overseas, as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
:14 “…applause …”
Members of the Kensington bell chime choir performed patriotic songs as part of the student observance. Several veterans reside at the senior living provider, and three who served in World War Two attended the student observance, Friday.
Veterans Day is Sunday.