Students thank veterans in person
Santa Fe Christian Schools held its annual Veteran’s Ceremony last Tuesday morning where students and faculty thanked local veterans for their service in song and speech.
The ceremony began the school’s Eagle Regiment Band marching in and seating honored veteran attendees. The entire production was lead by Headmaster Tom Bennett and senior class president Ryan O’Rourke, and coordinated by middle school Principal Dave Seidman.
Naval Flight Officer Jon-Paul LaBruzzo was the keynote speaker services and gave a resounding speech in honor of his fellow service members, adding personal anecdotes about his time in the service.
Solana Beach Scout Pack 798 also lead a flag folding demonstration followed by songs by the First and Fifth Grade choirs.
The entire ceremony was filmed and streamed live to the school’s Web site thanks to the Santa Fe Christian Student Video Team and the AV Guys of National City.
Several Faculty veterans were acknowledged throughout the festivities including veteran Lieutenant Chris Whyte who honored his fellow veterans by leading the ceremony’s opening prayer.
Lastly, the high school choir and band sang a final thank you to our veterans with “Songs for the Unsung Hero.”
The school also led a communitywide nonperishable food drive during the week prior to this ceremony and presented the donations collected to the Military Outreach Ministry (MOM) during the show.
Tuesday’s ceremony was coordinated by Santa Fe Christian School’s.
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