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A Spirited Veterans' Day at Indy

On November 11th, 2021, our entire school community gathered together around the flagpole to honor our Veterans and thank them for their service. 

The SGA Executive Board led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, and our enthusiastic 3rd grade sang "America," just a warm-up to the highly anticipated 30th Anniversary of the Patriotic Program planned for May 12. 

We were honored to welcome Command Master Chief Charles Baldwin, a member of the Independence Advisory Board, as our guest speaker who proudly stated, “another thing that is important today is being here, especially at this school, as you’re all identified as Patriots and that’s such a wonderful thing, because patriotism is love of country and more importantly, love of the way of life.”

Throughout the day classes engaged in lessons and activities related to the holiday. Ms. Walsh's 6th graders recognized Veterans' Day by inviting their parents to virtually join their afternoon class where they read their Patriot's Pen essay from the podium. Each student has entered a composition in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW). The topic for this national contest was "How Can I Be a Good American?" Third graders made cards to be distributed to veterans by C/MC Baldwin plus additional cards for the veterans in their own families. Second-grade students prepared a homework assignment that will involve them learning about the veterans in their families over the weekend.

With an Indy "Spirit Day" combined with Veterans' Day, there were plenty of smiles and plenty of red, white, and blue!

Please take a moment to scroll through some moments from our day.