Today I had a unique opportunity; I not only had the chance to honor these veterans, but I also got to honor my grandfather. Today, my school had an assembly to help the kids understand/celebrate/give thanks to these fine people. The school asked to invite anyone that had or is currently serving in the military to come to the assembly. I decided to ask my grandpa because I knew the kids in my class would get a kick out of it, and I wanted to show him off.
The assembly was so nice. Every veteran there was introduced, and given a round of applause. The choir sang a beautiful patriotic song, and as a final touch, the student council handed out letters the students had made to each one of them. While my class exited the assembly, they each shook my grandpa's hand. I felt a lump in my throat, when the kids looked up at him, in awe. What a great moment I got to share with my grandpa. A special thanks goes out to T for taking all the pictures and driving all over Phoenix today. Thanks for putting up with me.
Please, support your local veterans!