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Students at KWS Bear Road Elementary School Celebrate Veteran's Day by Honoring Local Military

Students and staff at KWS Bear Road Elementary School, in the North Syracuse Central School District, went all out to recognize some special veterans in honor of the Veteran’s Day holiday. On Friday, November 8, families and local military men and women with connections to the school, were invited to attend a ceremony at the Bear Rd. Elementary.  The school’s gymnasium was filled to capacity with more than 120 visitors in attendance.

Each of the school’s five grade-levels (K-4) performed a special song for one of each of the five branches of the military. After the students’ performances, Veterans were invited to the front of the gym to talk about their military service and connection to the school. The special guests included not only mothers and fathers but grandparents, great-grandparents and even great uncles. The speeches brought lots of applause and even some emotional tears of pride.
Bear Road has held the Veteran’s Day celebration for many years and the school’s principal, John Cole, says that the event is one of the most well-attended and is his favorite day of the year. “Our school truly appreciates our veterans and we are proud to honor these brave men and women. The incredible support shown by the large number of visitors is a testament to the fact that Bear Road Elementary School is a great community.”
 
Happy Veteran’s Day and many thanks to those who serve, have served or who have passed on.