OREGON (WREX) — Students at one local elementary school honored local veterans ahead of Veterans Day.
Oregon Elementary School held its student-led Veterans Day assembly. Some of the students described what the five different branches of the military do and mentioned facts on each branch.
The event also included performances of patriotic songs. The school says it was an opportunity for students to give back.
“The community loves to see the kids give back and that it’s not the community that’s asking for that, that we can give that as a gift back to them,” said Oregon Elementary School music teacher Justine Davis.
Students also recognized different service members in the audience by giving them an American flag.