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Veteran's Day Celebration
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On November 5, 2010, Marshwood Middle School will commemorate its’

tenth annual Veteran’s Day Celebration.  The school wide assembly, which starts

at 9:00 a.m., features various tributes from our students and faculty to our local

veterans.  Last year over 200 veterans attended the celebration.  Several veterans

are from local American Legion and VFW posts. Many veterans invited  are

relatives and friends  of Marshwood students who have served our country past

and present.

 Local dignitaries including town officials and selectmen, local politicians,

state representatives, school board members, and members of the South

Berwick, Eliot, Kittery and Berwick police, fire and emergency departments also

attend the celebration to honor our veterans. 

 All guests form a reception line at 8:30 a.m. down the corridor to the

entrance of the gymnasium.  As students are called down to the celebration, they

enter the reception line and greet our guests with handshakes and small talk. The

reception line emphasizes a personal touch for every student to actually meet our

guests and sets a respectful tone for our celebration.

 As everyone gathers in the gymnasium, patriotic music is played on the

sound system.  Once everyone has been seated, our veteran guests enter the

gymnasium.  For the next hour, various tributes are presented to our guests in

form of song, poems, readings, and power point presentations.

 Our school is made up of six communities (two per grade level).  Each

community presents a tribute at the assembly.   Teachers on these communities
work with students in their communities and this celebration could never occur

without their collaboration.   After the celebration, there is a reception in the

library for our guests and faculty.

 It is extremely important for our students to understand sacrifices our

Veterans have made and continue to make for us. We all take our freedoms for

granted...this celebration encourages us to stop and realize again that “Freedom

is never free.”

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