A new way to show it, but the tradition to honor veterans is very much alive at Middleburgh schools. Although the live ceremony was cancelled due to safety protocols from the pandemic, we were dedicated to put together a video version of the event to share with veterans and the community. “One of the things that I love about MCS is how everyone comes together to help each other out,” said Vicki Hoerz, Rotarian and Board of Education member. ”That was certainly the case for Veterans Day. Everyone had to be creative and find different ways to be able to participate. It was wonderful to see students, faculty, staff and community organizations work together to honor our veterans.”
The Middleburgh Rotary President, Jason Dannible announced the winners of the “Veterans Day is” poster contest and an essay challenge on “what it means to be a veteran.” Superintendent Brian Dunn gave us a historical perspective of Veterans Day. Elementary School Principal, Amy Irwin, shared interesting facts about the different branches of the military. Val Leith’s sixth grade class presented the POW-MIA table ceremony. Tenth grader Megan Bramer sang the National Anthem. Matthew Croote and William Churchill played “Taps. Second graders performed a routine to “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and band members performed military themes and patriotic songs led by music instructor Katherine Hudson-Sabens.
Here’s a link to the full video and you can watch clips of the students performances on our new Instagram page, @MiddleburghCSD.