It was a brisk Monday morning, but that didn’t stop more than a dozen veterans from joining BH-BL High School students and staff at the annual Veterans Day ceremony held at the school’s Freedom Circle.
The ceremony began with four BH-BL High School students as part of the Civil Air Patrol marching out to Freedom Circle with the American and New York State flags while the concert band played “America the Beautiful.” Everyone rose for the pledge before students honored and thanked the Veterans in attendance and read their names aloud. The students also recognized 2012 and 2013 BH-BL graduates who went on to pursue a career in the military.
The concert band played the “Star Spangled Banner” and the Veterans, all who served in various capacities of the military, stood at attention and saluted. At the end of the ceremony, every BH-BL senior walked out to Freedom Circle to shake the hand of each Veteran and personally thank them for serving our country.
It was an especially memorable event for three BH-BL
seniors who were able to share the ceremony with their
grandfathers. Army Veteran Tom Jordon was there with his
grandson Matthew Prosper; Air Force Veteran Sandy Heitkamp
was there with his granddaughter Emily Spencer; and Army and
Air Force Veteran Victor “Vic” Ferrante was there with his
grandson Garrett Snyder.