Stevens Elementary’s Salute to Veterans

Posted by Communications staff on 11/11/2020 1:30:00 PM

Small American flags line the walkway leading to Stevens Elementary, which is in the background Veterans Day may only take up one day on the calendar, but Stevens Elementary is using the entire week to celebrate our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen.

All this week, American flags will line the walkway leading to the school’s main entrance, reminding everyone of the importance of the week. Staff and teachers are also wearing yellow or pinning yellow ribbons to their clothing to symbolize support for our troops.

On Monday and Tuesday, kindergarten and first grade classrooms welcomed airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base as special guest readers. Each airman read a story that explained the significance of Veterans Day, and how many different people in our lives could be veterans. The airmen even answered questions from the class about their time in the service.

Stevens’ assistant secretary Kat Thomas – whose husband is retired from the military – organized this special visit. She’s happy to provide students with this kind of experience.

“A lot of these students have probably never seen a person in uniform before, or probably know a veteran," she said. "This week will help give them a broader understanding of why we celebrate Veterans Day and show them they might interact with a veteran every day and don’t even know it.”

Thank you to all the servicemen and servicewomen who answer the call of duty, and sacrifice for our nation. You are appreciated!

An airment sits at a desk and reading a book using a projector in front of kindergarteners sitting on the floor An airwomen is standing in front of group of sitting children in a gymnasim while holding a book