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CIS hosts Veterans Day program

Campbellsville Independent Schools hosted a Veterans Day program last week to honor local veterans.

 

The ceremony was Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Campbellsville High School gym.

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students presented the program.

 

CHS junior Kayla Young welcomed guests to the program.

 

“We are honored to have several veterans form our area here with us today,” she said. “We would like to show our appreciation for what they have done for our country.”

 

The award-winning CHS Marching Band played the National Anthem.

 

CMS Choir sang “Thank You, Soldiers.”

 

CES Choir sand “Yankee Doodle Boy” and “I’m a Kid from the USA.”

 

And the CHS choir sang “Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones.”

 

Several students shared what Veterans Day means to them.

 

CMS eighth-grader Jastyn Shively said he believes veterans are role models and inspire him to be brave.

 

“In a way, veterans are the parents of our country. Parents who risked their lives for children.”

 

Shively said veterans have a caring spirit, brave heart and courageous mind.

 

CES third-grade student Nora Harris spoke about her grandfather, Paul Lacy, who served in the military.

 

“He has traveled all around the world fighting to protect the freedom of the American people,” she said.

 

CHS senior Zack Settle talked about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Since he and his classmates were 2 years old then, he said, they likely don’t remember that time.

 

“ … We must never forget the courageous men and women in our military who enlisted and fought to keep us safe. This, of course, is not at all rare in our nation’s history.”

 

Throughout history, Settle said, the United States veterans have never wavered.

 

“[Along with] their determination and resolve to make our country and the world a better place.”

 

Regardless of whether people agree with the outcome of this year’s presidential election, Settle said, “We must all remember, we are one country.”

 

Those who fought and died on the battlefield are the reason the American people can vote today, he said.

 

CES third-grader Savannah Wethington thanked everyone for attending the ceremony.

 

“We would like to thank everyone for attending our Veterans Day program today and allowing us a moment to honor our veterans,” she said.

 

Young ended the ceremony by inviting veterans to the CHS library for a breakfast.

 

“We are grateful for your willingness to serve our country and fight for the freedom and rights we are guaranteed as citizens of this great country.

 

“On behalf of Campbellsville Independent Schools, we salute you in honor of the sacrifice and dedication you have given on behalf of the United States of America.”

 

The ceremony was streamed on the District’s Facebook Page, and can be viewed there.

 

CES third-grader Carson Mills, a member of the school’s Lighthouse Team, leads veterans to their seats.

CES third-grader Carson Mills, a member of the school’s Lighthouse Team, leads veterans to their seats.

 

Veterans are welcomed at the ceremony.

Veterans are welcomed at the ceremony.

 

Veterans salute as the award-winning CHS Marching Band plays the National Anthem.

Veterans salute as the award-winning CHS Marching Band plays the National Anthem.

 

CES students place their hands on the hearts as they hear the National Anthem.

CES students place their hands on the hearts as they hear the National Anthem.

 

CMS fourth-grader Kaylyn Lawson sings.

CMS fourth-grader Kaylyn Lawson sings.

 

CMS fifth-grader Kaydence Wethington, at left, and seventh-grader Cailet Clark sing.

CMS fifth-grader Kaydence Wethington, at left, and seventh-grader Cailet Clark sing.

 

CES third-grader De’Asia fisher waves the American flag.

CES third-grader De’Asia fisher waves the American flag.

 

CMS eighth-grader Jastyn Shively says what Veterans Day means to them.

CMS eighth-grader Jastyn Shively says what Veterans Day means to them.

 

CES third-grader Maylee Wilds sings.

CES third-grader Maylee Wilds sings.

 

CES third-grader Tiffani Gaddie sings.

CES third-grader Tiffani Gaddie sings.

 

CES third-grader Ethan Garrison introduces a speaker.

CES third-grader Ethan Garrison introduces a speaker.

 

CES third-grader Nora Harris talks about what Veterans Day means to her.

CES third-grader Nora Harris talks about what Veterans Day means to her.

 

CHS junior Kayla Young thanks veterans for attending the ceremony.

CHS junior Kayla Young thanks veterans for attending the ceremony.

 

CHS senior Zack Settle discusses what Veterans Day means to him.

CHS senior Zack Settle discusses what Veterans Day means to him.

 

CES first-grader Eric Mixtega waves the American flag.

CES first-grader Eric Mixtega waves the American flag.

 

CES first-grader Jaxson Hunt waves the American flag.

CES first-grader Jaxson Hunt waves the American flag.

 

CES third-grader Savannah Wethington thanks veterans for attending the ceremony.

CES third-grader Savannah Wethington thanks veterans for attending the ceremony.

 

CES students wave their American flags as veterans leave the gymnasium.

CES students wave their American flags as veterans leave the gymnasium.

 

CMS seventh-grader Sarah Adkins, a member of her school’s Lighthouse Team, serves veterans at a breakfast in their honor.

CMS seventh-grader Sarah Adkins, a member of her school’s Lighthouse Team, serves veterans at a breakfast in their honor.

 

CMS seventh-grader Sarah Adkins, a member of her school’s Lighthouse Team, serves veterans at a breakfast in their honor.

CMS seventh-grader Sarah Adkins, a member of her school’s Lighthouse Team, serves veterans at a breakfast in their honor.

 

CMS seventh-grader Riley Rainwater bumps fists with Korean War veteran Jack Hamlin.

CMS seventh-grader Riley Rainwater bumps fists with Korean War veteran Jack Hamlin.

 

Veterans enjoy a breakfast in their honor after the ceremony.

Veterans enjoy a breakfast in their honor after the ceremony.

 

Veterans enjoy a breakfast in their honor after the ceremony.

Veterans enjoy a breakfast in their honor after the ceremony.

 

Veterans enjoy a breakfast in their honor after the ceremony.

Veterans enjoy a breakfast in their honor after the ceremony.

 

Veterans enjoy a breakfast in their honor after the ceremony.

Veterans enjoy a breakfast in their honor after the ceremony.

 

Veterans enjoy a breakfast in their honor after the ceremony.

Veterans enjoy a breakfast in their honor after the ceremony.

 

Veterans are thanked for their service to our country.

Veterans are thanked for their service to our country.





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