Rear Admiral Karl Thomas, brother of Aldrin fourth grade teacher Natalie Ward, addresses the student body.
On Monday, Nov. 11, Aldrin Elementary hosted their first "Aldrin Celebrates Veterans Day!" This assembly was presented to show appreciation for military service members and veterans.
Principal Shane Wolfe welcomed everyone to Aldrin. Though he couldn’t be with us today, Principal Wolfe recognized Aldrin’s namesake, Dr. Buzz Aldrin, and his accomplishments. Principal Wolfe introduced special guests — all military personnel and their families, and acknowledged with appreciation those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Patrol officers Chase Brown, Avery Johns, Piper Xeller, Gemma Shurtliff, and Salah Philbert lead the student body in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ms. Eddie Mae Walker, Aldrin Student Information Assistant/Registrar, an Army Reservist, presented information on flag etiquette.
Rear Admiral Karl Thomas, brother of Aldrin fourth grade teacher Natalie Ward was the featured speaker, discussing what it takes to be in the military, aviation, and the school’s namesake, Dr. Buzz Aldrin.
Students and staff participated in a sing-along of patriotic songs. Students had prepared stars where they noted, “My Hero is…” and the stars decorated the school cafeteria along with many other star balloons, and shooting stars on the stage.