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Honoring Veterans Day

Veterans were honored at Belmont Public Schools on Tuesday, November 10.  Events began at the Chenery followed by the Butler and Wellington Schools. 

Veteran's Day Assembly at Wellington School At Butler, fourth graders sang patriotic songs under the direction of music teacher Vickie Livermore, and local veterans who attended were called by name to the applause of the students, teachers and staff.  Fourth graders at Wellington were responsible for the entire program at Wellington under the direction of music teacher Craig McMahan.  They sang “Let me be the Light of Hope” and “Down by the Riverside”.  They also entertained veterans with several upbeat musical numbers that included ten xylophones and 125 recorder players.  Butler Principal Michael McAllister and Wellington Principal Amy Spangler said a few remarks at the event.

Fourth graders sang patriotic songs At Chenery, students in the 7 and 8 grades took part in honoring members of the community who have served in the armed forces.  There were several musical performances by the Chenery Winds Ensemble and the CMS Chamber Singers, directed by music teachers John McLellan, Christine Moser, and Sharon Phipps, as well as a reading of the WWI poem, “In Flanders’ Field”.  Veterans were present from all branches of service, and included in the group were two Chenery graduates, relatives of CMS faculty, and one current CMS teacher, Ryan Schmitt, who is a current Coast Guard reservist.  A moment of silence was held in honor of all POW/MIAs as well as for those who lost their lives or were injured while serving.

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