Veterans Day Program
Posted on November 12, 2014
Veterans Day Programs at Hayfield Community Schools
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, students, staff and community honored our Veterans with programs at each of the schools: Hayfield High School, Hayfield Elementary School and Brownsdale Elementary School. The Hayfield Legion Post #330 and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary conducted the programs.
Harry R Kerr-Speaker
Post 330 Color Guard
The Hayfield Post 330 Color Guard posted the colors at each program. Harry R. Kerr, a Marine veteran and law enforcement criminal justice coordinator, delivered a Veterans Day message. He spoke of his experiences during the Vietnam War and emphasized that our military don’t serve alone. They serve with their fellow soldiers, sailors, Coast Guard, airmen, and Marines and with the support of their families and communities.
During the high school program, the Hayfield High School band, under the direction of Mr. Dennis Conroy, played “The Light Eternal”, by James Swearingen. It is a programmatic piece that musically depicts the Legend of the Four Chaplains that went down with the USS Dorchester off the coast of Greenland in 1942.. Carson Anderson, a Hayfield High School student, was also recognized for his national winning essay in the American Legion Auxiliary Essay. His essay was written on the topic, “How Can I Show My Pride in Being an American.”
At each of the elementary programs, the elementary students sang a patriotic song. They were directed by Mrs. Liz Fjerstad, Hayfield Elementary music teacher, and Mr. Mike Anderson, Brownsdale Elementary music teacher. Click here for additional photos.