Aldrich School To Host 15th Annual Veterans Appreciation Assembly

From last year's ceremony (Photo courtesy Andrew Smith)

HOWELL – The students and staff of Aldrich Elementary School will be hosting their 15th annual Veterans Appreciation Assembly this month to salute our local military veterans.

The assembly will take place on Friday, Nov. 30 at the school, 615 Aldrich Road. While the ceremony is open to local veterans, it is not open to the public.

The ceremony will include: student readers, patriotic songs performed by the students and staff of Aldrich School, the presentation of colors by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Aldrich School, a marching drill demonstration presented by the Colts Neck High School Navy Jr. ROTC Color Guard, the playing of bagpipes and taps by local law enforcement officers and faculty members, and the presentation of special veteran and patriotic themed videos.

Last year’s ceremony drew over 60 local veterans. Each veteran or family member will receive an assembly program and collection of student writing as a gift.

The school will be decked out in red, white, and blue student-made decorations as well as pictures and biographies of those veterans being honored.

“The staff and students at Aldrich take great pride in honoring the brave men and women who have served, or are currently serving in, the United States Armed Forces,” stated the district.