The Meadow Hill GEM School Honors Veterans

NEWBURGH – On Thursday, November 10th, the Meadow Hill GEM School hosted its 16th Annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast. Students, faculty, and staff welcomed Veterans from throughout the Newburgh community. Upon their arrival, the Veterans were greeted by scholars in Mrs. Wolff’s, Mrs. Howe’s, Ms. Odell’s, and Mrs. Vicari’s classes. Led by Mr. Rickey, members of the 7th and 8th grade band performed “When the Saints Go Marching In”. The NFA ROTC Color Guard, led by MSgt. Granda presented the flag to officially begin the morning’s festivities. Ms. Cadden’s 2nd grade class recited the Pledge of Allegiance followed by Principal Scott Prokosch’s Words of Welcome. Students from the National Junior Honor Society then began to serve the special invited guests their celebratory breakfast.

Meadow Hill GEM students assisted in the Annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast.
Meadow Hill GEM students assisted in the Annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast.

The annual event featured several performances and presentations from Meadow Hill scholars including:

“Thank you Soldiers” and “Count on Me” – Performed by Mrs. Wolff & Mrs. Howe’s 3rd graders

A Poem to Our Veterans – Presented by Mrs. Moeller’s students.

Letters Read to our Veterans – Presented by Ms. Wagner and Mrs. Holmes’ 2nd grade class

Letters to Our Veterans – Presented by 2nd grade students and also created by some 6th grade students

“Did You Ever Wave a Flag” and “What is Red, White and Blue” – Performed by Meadow Hill Kindergarten students, led by Ms. Murphy

“Grand Old Flag” and “See the Veteran”- Performed by Meadow Hill 1st graders, led by Ms. Murphy

“America the Beautiful”- Performed by select 6th, 7th, 8th grade chorus and 7th and 8th grade band, led by Ms. Pittman and Mr. Rickey

At the conclusion of the Veteran’s Day Breakfast, Mr. Prokosch delivered his closing remarks thanking the Veterans for their service. He went on to also thank all of the people who contributed to making the event possible. Mr. Rickey then led 7th and 8th grade band members in a performance of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” as everyone prepared to exit the auditorium.

As the Veterans exited the building, Meadow Hill students, faculty, and staff lined the hallways to express their appreciation. They cheered and waved the flag while thanking the Veterans for their service.

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