CMS Honors Vets With School Assembly
Chatham Middle School honored local veterans with a Veterans Day assembly, held November 10 in our auditorium. Each year, CMS invites veterans from the community to attend the ceremony, and those veterans in attendance were asked to stand and be honored. For well over a minute, applause rang through the house as the entire school showed their appreciation for the veteran’s service and sacrifice.
During the hour-long ceremony, students sang the Star spangled banner, spoke about the history of Veterans day, and the Ghent Post 5933 VFW Color Guard presented the flags of each branch of the United States’ military, honoring the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, as well the flags of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Later the 7th and 8th grade band dedicated a performance of the Monmouth Overture to all U.S. veterans, followed by remarks from guest speaker Ken Wilbur, a U.S. Navy Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. The ceremony concluded with the playing of taps, and the veterans in attendance were treated to refreshments in the school library.