Sunset Elementary School fourth grade students dedicate their school music performance each year to our nations’s Veterans. This year’s students teamed up with the Altus Air Force Base Blue Knights Honor Guard to honor veterans near and dear to the students’ hearts.
The fourth grade students sang the National Anthem to begin the program, with presentation of colors by the Blue Knights Honor Guard following. A special tribute video with pictures of the students beloved family members who served in the Armed Forces was shown. The honor guard then performed the flag folding ceremony while the students recited the script from the Air Force Honor Guard ceremony. The folded flag was then presented to fourth grade student, Gracen Hawthorne’s grandfather, Eric Jones, in appreciation for his service to our country.
The fourth graders completed the program with the Armed Forces Medley and God Bless America. Mrs. Basaldua, the music teacher at Sunset Elementary, has worked with the fourth graders each year to present a Veteran’s Day tribute. “I do this not only to honor our veterans, but also to instill a respect for them and a love for our country in the hearts of the next generation,” explained Mrs. Basaldua.