LPS honors veterans
The pandemic forced schools to not hold their traditional in-person events this Veterans Day, but they still found ways to honor those who have served our country.
Culler Middle School staff created a video that featured a student interviewing a staff member who is a veteran. You can watch the video here.
On Friday, Lux Middle School eighth-graders heard via Zoom from a number of veterans, including former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey and former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. This replaced the school's usual in-person event in which students move around the school in small groups to listen to the stories of veterans and current members of the military. You can view three of the videos:
- Commander Jack Riggins, a retired Navy SEAL
- Kenny Winn, retired from the Nebraska National Guard and U.S. Marines, where he was a major sergeant
Fifth-grade students at Don D. Sherrill Education Center created a video in which they explain the history and significance of Veterans Day. You can watch that video here.
Other schools also thought of creative ways to honor veterans. At Hartley Elementary School, there were American flag-themed pinwheels with written messages of gratitude placed in the ground outside the front entarance (link to photo). Randolph Elementary School set up a table where staff members displayed photos of family members who are veterans. Students from the Randolph Community Learning Center made signs that thanked staff members who are veterans (link to photo). At Eastridge Elementary School, students and staff brought photos of family members who have served or who are serving in the military and they were displayed as part of a "Wall of Honor" in the main hallway.
And at Lincoln Public Schools District Office, staff who served or are members of the reserve were surprised with a little bucket of snacks, a thank you card and gift cards donated by local businesses. There also was a sign inside the front entrance that thanked veterans (link to photo).
Published: November 11, 2020, Updated: November 11, 2020