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Vejar Elementary Honors Local Veterans

November 14, 2016

WALNUT, CA--Vejar Elementary School honored 14 family members during a special tribute to veterans on November 4.

The amphitheater stage was decorated with flags and a “We Love our Veterans” banner.

Upon their arrival, each guest was offered a warm welcome by a team of Student Ambassadors.

An opening flag ceremony was led by Vejar cub scouts and girl scouts.

Second grader Abigail Cordova performed the national anthem as her father Julio, a member of the Army National Guard, stood behind her in uniform.

“Today we honor the men and women who fight to protect the freedoms we all enjoy.  Let us celebrate and salute the servicemen from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and Air Force and thank them for their service to our country!” said kindergarten teacher Natalie Lawrence.

Each month, the school hosts a spirit assembly to recognize Valuable Vaqueros and introduce the character trait of the month.

“Since November’s character trait is gratitude, our teaching staff thought it would be a perfect fit to honor our veterans,” said Elementary Learning Specialist Jodi Yim.

By Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources


Vejar Elementary students and staff salute service men and women during a Veterans Day celebration on November 4. 

Second grader Abigail Cordova sings national anthem as Vejar Elementary pays tribute to local veterans. Shown with her father, Julio Cordova, a member of the Army National Guard.