Each year, Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School students put on a special program to commemorate Veterans Day. This year, the event was adapted as a video presentation that the school got to share with residents of a local senior living community.
Student speakers across grade levels took turns talking about the meaning of Veterans Day and the sacrifices of American service members throughout our nation's history. The video included a montage of photos showing Catalina students' past community service outings with veterans at The Park Lane in Monterey, which shared the video with its residents in a special outdoor ceremony. In addition to the video, first- and eighth-graders wrote personalized letters to The Park Lane's veterans.
The Catalina community enjoyed the video together during the primary and middle school assemblies. To further reflect on the day, seventh-graders drew red poppies in art class as a way to honor fallen service members.