Dressed in their best red, white and blue attire, second-graders from Marion Street Elementary School invited local service members and veterans to a Patriotic Sing Along on March 22. Families and board of education members were also invited to the event which celebrated those who have fought for freedom.
The school gymnasium was decorated in patriotic fashion as second grade teacher Anne Conway welcomed the honorary guests and expressed how appreciative the school community is for their service.
“We want to sincerely thank you for your service on behalf of all the citizens of our great country,” Mrs. Conway said. “You honor us by your service and your presence here to-day.”
In addition to the sing along event, all classes in the building participated in a fundraiser to collect items for the troops. Fourth-graders from Christine Castellano’s class collected the most items and were welcomed to enjoy the show.
The second-graders proudly entered the gymnasium waving American Flags and wearing pins with their names on them, created with art teacher Patricia Wierzbicki. The students performed patriotic songs with the help of music teacher Kara Boulay, such as “The Star Spangled Banner,” “America, The Beautiful,” “God Bless America,” “This Is My Country,” “Yankee Doodle,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “This Land Is Your Land.” In between the songs, select students stated facts about America as the veterans and service members sat in the front row. Guests sang along with the students and were welcomed to greet their child at the end of the event.