Students across Sanpete County participated in honoring and remembering veterans last week in many different ways. Assemblies, Zoom meetings with active military members, choir concerts, special speakers, ringing of bells, and even some fist bumping were all ways the students were able to celebrate both those who have fought and those who currently fight for our freedoms.
No matter the way it was done, watching the students share their love for America and those who protect it was something special.
Students from Fountain Green Elementary walked from the DUP bell on Main Street to the cemetery carrying and waving flags, which included carrying the flags of the different military branches. Once they arrived at the cemetery, the millitary flags were raised by the students at the entrance.
Meanwhile, further south in the county, students were singing several songs for the veterans in the Gunnison Valley, even sharing a special light show.
“It means so much. It always gets your heart going when you see kids singing patriotic songs,” said veteran Harry.
No matter what school they were in or what part of the county they were from, the spirit of Veterans Day was felt by all.