Students and staff at BASCS Elementary celebrated Veterans Day today by holding an assembly to honor their special guest, and all veterans across the country, for the sacrifices that they made for the freedom that we all have today. As our assembly opened, everyone stood proud as they listened to our National Anthem. David Eskoz, one of the Third Grade students, read a poem explaining why we celebrate this important holiday. Our honored guest included Mr. Leo McGuire, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Risk Management for iLearn Schools and former Bergen County Sheriff, who spoke of his experiences as a Veteran of the Army. The students had fun as Sheriff McGuire told them they were all soldiers in the Army today as they participated in some exercises for “Boot Camp’!
The assembly closed with our Third Grade students who gathered to sing a patriotic song, which was led by Ms. Miller, our Music teacher. The students did a fantastic job as the song gave everyone a sense of pride for our country and our Veterans who we are honoring on this day. We would like to say Happy Veterans Day to all Veterans, and current members of our Armed Forces, for their service and say thank you for keeping us safe.