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Battle Ground Schools celebrate Veterans Day

The Columbian

BATTLE GROUND — Students across Battle Ground Public Schools are recognizing military veterans this month.

On Nov. 10, Daybreak Middle School invited veterans to drive through the parking lot, where they were greeted and provided a token of appreciation.

Members of the Battle Ground High School Junior Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps pre-recorded a “Present the Colors” video to share with middle schools whose students will go on to attend Battle Ground High School. Cadets and color guard members also presented the colors and held a flag folding ceremony on Veterans Day at Overlook Park in Ridgefield. A second color guard team presented the colors at the Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks as part of the Community Military Appreciation Committee event. Finally, the cadet corps put together a display in the main hallway of Battle Ground High School to honor staff members who served in the military.

At Tukes Valley Middle and Primary schools, more than 500 flags were displayed in classrooms and students watched a video recognizing veterans connected to the school.

The Associated Student Body at Prairie High School created a video featuring local veterans.

CAM Academy held a virtual Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 9 featuring parents who served in the military. The celebration, live streamed into classrooms, featured a history of Veterans Day, a student poem, singing of the National Anthem, and third graders singing a pre-recorded version of the “We the People” song. Students handed out stars to recognize family members or friends who served.