A number of local schools are showing their appreciation by holding Veteran’s Day assemblies this week.
Triopia’s Veteran’s Day assembly will be held tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. in the school gymnasium.
WLDS-WEAI News caught up with Grade School Principal Jamie Hobrock, who explains some of the activities students have taken part in leading up to the assembly.
“We did a voluntary essay contest this year in fifth and sixth and then the junior and senior high school and we picked four winners. They won cash prizes but they also get to read their essays tomorrow. They got to pick different topics, ‘Freedom isn’t Free,’ ‘Thank You Veterans,’ ‘What is a Veteran?’ the students just kind of got to pick,” says Hobrock.
Hobrock believes it’s important for the kids to learn about the sacrifices our Veterans have made.
“I take a personal interest cause my grandfather was in World War II, so I think it’s just important, it’s part of the culture, that’s why we’re here. So I think it’s important to show the kids how we need to honor those people,” Hobrock says.
The Veteran’s Day assembly is free and open to the public. Hobrock says 112 Veterans have already RSVP’d for the event and she expects as many as 30 or 40 more to show up tomorrow.