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Students participate in Veterans Day

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Aylett students and veterans raise the flag on Veterans Day.

On Veterans Day, November 11, Aylett Country Day School honored American military veterans with a special ceremony.

Every student and teacher walked silently through the halls of the school, following the American flag. They gathered solemnly before the flag pole in the chilly, yet sunny, morning as the flag was raised. Two veterans from the Aylett community, Navy Capt. Michael Thomas (father of Clay and Anna Brooks) and Marine Sgt. Everett Woolums (father of Caroline and Rebecca), remained at attention while everyone recited the Pledge of Allegiance. 

In the 6th grade vocabulary book, a veteran is defined as someone who has served in the armed forces. A second definition of a veteran is “a person with much experience.”

Aylett’s Veterans Day experience was one of honor, silence and beauty. “Our armed forces veterans have experienced a wider spectrum of scenes: death, violence, dishonor, cold, hunger, fatigue and missing home,” said an Aylett spokesperson. “The freedom and peace we experience daily at school are allowed by our veterans’ sacrificial experiences. While we shared a meaningful moment on Veterans Day, we hope that our whole community will continue to honor and support American veterans beyond November 11, especially as we approach the holidays.”

posted 11.26.2008

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