Fort Hunt Elementary School Celebrates Veteran's Day

By Margaret von Kolnitz
November 10, 2023

At Fort Hunt Elementary School, the spirit of gratitude and respect filled the air as students, teachers, families and staff came together to celebrate Veterans' Day in a heartwarming and patriotic event.  

Highlights of Veteran's day included:

  • The morning kicked off with a coffee and donuts welcome for the guest veteran's in the school library. 
  •  A special assembly was held in the school's gymnasium. 
  • The event was attended by local veterans, some of whom were parents or relatives of the students. 
  • The assembly began with the a welcome from Fort Hunt Principal, Larry Caines.  Mr. Caines led the students in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a thank a veteran poem.
  • The school band then performed patriotic songs.
  • Students then returned to their classes and then had the opportunity to listen to the veterans as they shared their personal stories and experiences in the armed forces. This provided a unique and tangible connection between the students and those who have served our country, helping them understand the significance of the day.  

Celebrating Veterans' Day at Fort Hunt Elementary School is not just an event; it's a meaningful tradition that underscores the importance of remembering and honoring the sacrifices made by our nation's heroes. It's a day that reminds us all that respect for our veterans is not confined to a single day but a value that should be upheld every day of the year.