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Celebrating Veterans Day at SJPDS

On Veterans Day, November 11th, 2021, St. John's Parish Day School (SJPDS) honored and celebrated all who served, especially those parents, alumni, and staff within the SJPDS with a variety of activities including its inaugural Flag Ceremony.
On the morning of Veterans Day, students, faculty, and staff gathered outside for the special Flag Raising
flag ceremony - raising of the flag
Ceremony to pay tribute to our Veterans. They were dressed in red, white, and blue in celebration of this important day. At the start of the ceremony, Kindergarten students shared the symbols of the American flag. Boy and Girl Scout Fourth-grade students served as color guards and presented the flag, sharing what each color represents as we opened the new flag. They helped to attach and hoist the flag, followed by everyone sharing the pledge of allegiance. Reverend Ann Ritonia, St. John's Rector and Marine Veteran, led us in prayer. The ceremony concluded with a moment of silence for our Veterans. Click here to watch the video of the ceremony.

Additionally, SJPDS created a "Wall of Heroes" display in the school lobby to pay tribute to Veterans and Military loved ones using photos sent in by SJPDS families. Students also wrote letters and made greeting cards for Veterans, thanking them for their service.

Thank you to all the brave men and women who have served and currently serve our country! And thank you to the SJPDS Community Connections Committee for their efforts to orchestrate these important celebrations. 
wall of heroes
kindergarten students at flag ceremony
color guards holding flag
Student dressed in red, white and blue  Student dressed in red, white, and blue