MOUNT CARROLL – The West Carroll Primary School gymnasium was full of patriotism on Thursday, November 8th when they hosted a Veteran’s Day program. Students performed patriotic songs under the direction of Anne Pudwill, dressed in red, white, and blue.
KWQC-TV 6 reporter Gary Metevier made a special appearance, with a special reading of his children’s book “Saluting Grandpa.” Metevier is deeply involved with promoting the Honor Flight, which allows Veterans to visit Washington D.C.
West Carroll Primary School held a Veterans Day Program on November 8th. Those in attendance were treated to Patriotic songs led by music director Anne Pudwill. (PA photo/Lynnette Forth)
Metevier emphasized the importance of thanking our Veterans for the service they have given, and for our freedom. Metevier’s book explains to children about the sacrifices service men and women make for our Country, and how important it is for us to never take our freedom for granted.
The journalist recalled the story of a veteran that spoke of how the thank you from a teenage student meant so much to him. “It’s that simple,” Metevier said.
Students learned the proper way to salute, and were allowed the chance to purchase an autographed book. Gary travels to many different schools, helping to instill the value of those who provide service to our country.
The West Carroll 4th grade students participated in a Bike a Thon last year, with all proceeds going to help with the Honor Flight, where they earned over $2,000.00. Many Veterans were present for the program, and treated to cookies and coffee, a great day that they are sure to remember.