‘Cullman County does an awesome job at taking care of our veterans’

West Elementary holds annual Veterans Day program

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West Elementary fifth graders perform at the school’s Veterans Day program Friday morning. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – West Elementary held its annual Veterans Day program Friday, featuring the Cullman Police Department Honor Guard, fifth grader Isabella Pipes singing the national anthem and a selection of fifth graders performing songs including “Alabama,” “Ballad of the Green Berets,” “Proud to Be an American” and the “Armed Forces Medley.”

Visiting veterans were applauded and given small flags as they were recognized by branch of service.

The program featured guest speaker, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 Quartermaster Brian Monk, who said, “We want to do what we can for our older veterans and make their life better for what they’ve done for us. We’re trying to get younger VFW members to take care of our older veterans.”

Monk praised Cullman, saying, “Cullman County does an awesome job at taking care of our veterans.”

“To hear a veteran talking about giving back when you’ve given so much to us, it’s so inspiring,” said West Elementary Principal Dr. Jay Page. “Thank you.”

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Maggie Darnell

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