Hello Patton Community,
Today our students were treated to a Veterans Day Assembly where they heard a Veterans Day message from 2nd Lieutenant Natalie Koffarnus. The goal of the assembly was to honor Veterans and for students to have a greater appreciation for what it means to be a Veteran and the significant role they play in the freedoms we enjoy everyday as Americans. We were blessed to not only have Natalie as our guest speaker, but several local veterans joined us, all of whom are connected to or related to Patton students and staff. Our students were treated to a Marine Color Guard, the singing of the "National Anthem" by the Arlingtones, a message from 2LT Koffarnus, an opportunity to ask her questions, and the singing of "America the Beautiful." Our fourth and fifth grade students sang "Flag of Freedom" to our Veterans as well.
In 2LT Koffarnus's address to the students she asked students to raise their hand if they knew someone who was a Veteran. Amazingly the majority of students raised their hand. She encouraged each of them to call and thank those individuals for their service to our country.
I hope your children were inspired by today's assembly and have a great appreciation for those who have served. Below are some images from our assembly.
Have a wonderful evening,