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Veterans Day Program
Published by Flora McLain on November 8, 2019
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photo of Westarea community members celebrating Veterans DayWestarea Elementary held a program to honor our military veterans. Mr. McRae, Westarea Elementary social worker, served as emcee. The program began with the posting of colors by the Men of Promise color guard. Fifth grade student, Solomon T., explained the purpose of the Veterans Day holiday. Fifth grade teacher, Mr. Burke, honored the veterans with a musical rendition of God Bless the USA. Westarea Elementary Music teacher, Mrs. House, sang Hero and American medley and was accompanied by Westarea STEM facilitator, Mr.Bratcher.Shevelle Godwin, Ft. Bragg School Liason Officer, brought greetings from the Fort Bragg command. Dr. Backman, Westarea Elementary principal, introduced the speaker, Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Hoffman.  CW4 Hoffman discussed the appreciation veterans feel when others express their appreciation for all the sacrifices the service members make. Lunch was served at the conclusion of the program.