Friday, November 9, 2012

Heartfelt Thanks to Veterans

Owen J. Roberts hosted the 7th annual Veteran's Day Celebration. Mr. David Schwenk organized the event. U.S. Congressman Jim Gerlach, Pennsylvania State Senator John Rafferty, and State Representitive Tim Hennessey shared their thanks and thoughts. Ms. Sheila McIntyre and the high school choir provided entertainment in song; America the Beautiful, Homeword Bound, and the National Anthem. Dr. Michael Christian extended a warm Owen J. Roberts welcome and gratitude to veterans. Kayla Oliver, OJR Student Government President shared a heartfelt student perspective of why it is so important to honor those who serve. The NJROTC Drill team, drum & bugle corps performed a tribute to all teh armed services.  Dr. Rich Marchini wished all visitors a Happy Veteran's Day. Master Gunnery Sergeant Andrew Worley urged all students to use the day as an opportunity to speak with veteran visitors, "our history; past, present, and future." Closing remarks were provided by C/LCDR Alexander Murphy, NJROTC Senior Officer. Through fundraising, students earn money to provide lunch to the veterans and serve them at the luncheon.


Earlier today, North Coventry Elementary School hosted a Veteran's Breakfast. Feedback about the event was overwhelming. One attendee wrote that her cousin said,  “I’ve never experienced anything like this, I finally feel thanked. When I came back no one cared, no one said thank you. Today, the day after I turned 71, I finally feel appreciated.” 

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