Saturday, November 12, 2016

Honoring Our Veterans

As a nation thanked its veterans on Friday November 11th, fourth graders celebrated 
them as well.
We began with The Pledge of Allegiance.
Little did our guests know,
Mrs. Mendenhall was behind-the-scenes
helping coordinate the musical numbers.
Thank you!
Several pupils shared their letters
of love to veterans who were parents,
uncles, aunts, friends, or grandparents.
Guests heard our recitation of 
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Thursday Mr. Cincotti directed 
pupils performing several musical
numbers to honor men & women who serve.
Thanks to our teachers & guests
for joining this special celebration.
It's important to
remember all service men and women.
Lucky are we to honor our veterans!

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