By Lana Swanson
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, all Silver Lake students, Kindergarten through 12th grade, along with many community members came together to honor the veterans of the United States military, especially the veterans that live in the nearby communities. Veterans day is a federal holiday celebrated on November 11th every year. To begin the program, the girl’s high school choir sang the National Anthem. Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade then put on a skit displaying what happened in 1812, at the battle of Fort McHenry, and how it inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner. Next, grades third, fourth, fifth, and sixth sang the song “American Tears” as a tribute to the veterans. All three of these productions were directed by Logan Farley. Both elementary and high school student council members added to the program as well by speaking about the veterans. Each veteran that attended was recognized for their service. Although Veterans day is only one day a year, celebrating the veterans that fought for our country and showing gratitude toward them should continue at all times.