Penny, a Menifee 24/7 reader, submitted the following description of Freedom Crest Elementary's salute to Veterans Days, along with the photograph...
I was proud to attend the Freedom Crest Elementary Salute to Veterans today. A number of the elementary classes gave presentations showing their appreciation for veterans for serving their country and helping to keep America a Free Country.
Mr. Chet Johnston, a 5th grade teacher at Freedom Crest, was the MC for the day and between his direction and the wonderful presentation by the students it was a fantastic day. The school was joined not only by veterans from various branches of the service, but also from members of the Menifee City Council and the Menifee Union School District. The finale was Mr. Johnston’s 5th grade class doing a medley of the anthems for each service ~ Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines. A majority of the students were dressed in Red, White, Blue and/or fatigues in honor of the veterans. In addition, they had issued an open invitation for local veterans and those currently serving in the military to come for the presentation. As you can see from the attached picture, they had representatives from World War II, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars and active members serving today.
I wish more positive news like this could be shared with everyone, instead of always having reports of all the negative things happening. These young people truly understand that we live in a great country and that our day to day freedoms are defended by our Armed Services.