Veterans Day is a holiday honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Each year, Horizon School celebrates to honor local veterans and learn more about their experiences while serving in the military. The celebration started with breakfast, leading into an all-school assembly, followed by one-on-one visits with each classroom from our Veterans. The assembly included the posting of colors, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a tribute song by the 5th grade titled “Thank You, Soldiers.” The assembly was concluded with “Taps,” played by Greg Mueller, one of our bus drivers.
Captain Dan McQuary was the Veterans Day representative in Mrs. Quick’s classroom. Mr. McQuary, Stella McQuary’s dad, served in the Iraq War as a company commander. He told us what food he ate and about his training experience. Mr. McQuary decided to join the military because he believed it was important. His parents served in the Army and were proud of their service. Stella, Mr. McQuary’s daughter, said about her dad, “I’m very proud of my dad and how he served in the Army. Also, I’m grateful that my dad could come to school and share his experiences with my class.”