Veterans recognized at M’burg program


Lunch also served

By Casey S. Elliott - celliott@civitasmedia.com



Area veterans, on the left from front, Derrick Brashears, Larry Rammer and Andy Merritt join family members at the table at a Veterans Day Luncheon at Mechanicsburg schools. Brashears is an Air Force veteran from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom; Rammer is a Vietnam veteran from 1968-69; and Merritt is a U.S. Army veteran who served from 1989-97. Joining them are their eighth grade family members, on right from front, Amber Brashears, Anna Shingler and Donna Merritt.


Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

Mechanicsburg Dohron Wilson Elementary students sing to area veterans at the school’s annual Veterans Day program Wednesday, Nov. 11.


Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

Area veterans join in during a rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” by Mechanicsburg Dohron Wilson Elementary students at the school’s annual Veterans Day program Wednesday, Nov. 11.


Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

MECHANICSBURG – Mechanicsburg’s Dohron Wilson Elementary students recognized veterans from their community with songs, poems and patriotic gifts at a Wednesday assembly.

The school district also invited veterans to dine with students that day for lunch.

The elementary’s Student Council hosted the fifth annual program with poems, songs and gifts. Student Council members led the Pledge of Allegiance, and fifth-graders sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” to kick off the assembly. Each grade level presented either a song, a history lesson or a poem or story at the event. Students presented veterans with handmade poppies and U.S. flags.

“We are all truly honored to have you in our building today,” Acting Elementary Principal Scott Howell told the attendees.

Mechanicsburg Mayor Greg Kimball read a proclamation from village council recognizing veterans.

American Legion Donald Cannon Post 238 served as Color Guard. The Student Council gave each veteran a certificate of thanks for their service.

Band Director Brad Oyer wrapped up the festivities with a rendition of “Taps.”

Area veterans, on the left from front, Derrick Brashears, Larry Rammer and Andy Merritt join family members at the table at a Veterans Day Luncheon at Mechanicsburg schools. Brashears is an Air Force veteran from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom; Rammer is a Vietnam veteran from 1968-69; and Merritt is a U.S. Army veteran who served from 1989-97. Joining them are their eighth grade family members, on right from front, Amber Brashears, Anna Shingler and Donna Merritt.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2015/11/web1_Vet-lunch.jpgArea veterans, on the left from front, Derrick Brashears, Larry Rammer and Andy Merritt join family members at the table at a Veterans Day Luncheon at Mechanicsburg schools. Brashears is an Air Force veteran from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom; Rammer is a Vietnam veteran from 1968-69; and Merritt is a U.S. Army veteran who served from 1989-97. Joining them are their eighth grade family members, on right from front, Amber Brashears, Anna Shingler and Donna Merritt. Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

Mechanicsburg Dohron Wilson Elementary students sing to area veterans at the school’s annual Veterans Day program Wednesday, Nov. 11.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2015/11/web1_Vet-singing.jpgMechanicsburg Dohron Wilson Elementary students sing to area veterans at the school’s annual Veterans Day program Wednesday, Nov. 11. Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

Area veterans join in during a rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” by Mechanicsburg Dohron Wilson Elementary students at the school’s annual Veterans Day program Wednesday, Nov. 11.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2015/11/web1_Vets.jpgArea veterans join in during a rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” by Mechanicsburg Dohron Wilson Elementary students at the school’s annual Veterans Day program Wednesday, Nov. 11. Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen
Lunch also served

By Casey S. Elliott

celliott@civitasmedia.com

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.