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Aaron Parker Elementary Honors Area Veterans

School NewsGreg Higgins
Music teacher, Courtney Malone, leads Parker’s student body as they sing Stars and Stripes Forever before a full audience of veterans and guests.

Music teacher, Courtney Malone, leads Parker’s student body as they sing Stars and Stripes Forever before a full audience of veterans and guests.

Johnathon Fore gets down on his knees so his son, Caden, can place a pin on his lapel.  The 4th grader, a member of the Student Council and the National Elementary Honor Society, took part in honoring all active and retired members of the Armed Forces.

Johnathon Fore gets down on his knees so his son, Caden, can place a pin on his lapel.  The 4th grader, a member of the Student Council and the National Elementary Honor Society, took part in honoring all active and retired members of the Armed Forces.

Aaron Parker Elementary students, all dressed in red and led by music teacher Courtney Malone, presented a program Thursday honoring area veterans.  The program entitled ‘Thankful for Our Veterans’ opened with a flag ceremony led by members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Leah Bates Morales, keynote speaker, spoke of her time as a medic in the Army and what Veterans Day means to her and those retired or in the Armed Forces.  Morales is the daughter of Parker Principal Tammie Bates and husband, Mark.  She graduated from North Lamar in 2002.

Following the program, all were invited to the Annual Aaron Parker Thanksgiving Feast where veterans served as honored guests.