Veterans Honored at HES Breakfast

Veterans Honored at HES Breakfast
Posted on 11/14/2017
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HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Highlands Elementary PTO, Highlands Education Association, and the Highlands Elementary Student Council hosted the school's 4th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast on November 13th. 

Students from both Atlantic Highlands and Highlands Elementary Schools' National Elementary Honor Societies and Student Councils served breakfast to veterans from both towns. The students at the schools, together with students at Henry Hudson Regional School, also coordinated a drive to provide supplies that were shipped last week to the troops serving overseas.

An honor guard from American Legion Post 338 presented the American flag. There was a demonstration of flag folding led by U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Joshua Simpson, assisted by students.

Students from HES sang patriotic songs including a medley of Armed Forces tunes. And there were readings of poems the children wrote to thank the veterans for their service to the country.

Veterans were very impressed with the program. One veteran at the breakfast noted that only 20 million Americans today have served the country. He said, "It is vital to be here today so these youngsters understand that veterans are just regular people who live in town, but who did something very special for all of us."


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