Bainville Students Salute Veterans
Bainville School students thanked area veterans during their annual program held on Friday, Nov. 10.
â€śI think about this day for weeks, but this week it was really on my mind,â€ť superintendent Darin Hannum said at the conclusion of the well-attended event.
He noted that veterans exemplify the ideas of duty, dedication and honor.
â€śThe kids just have to look in the community for real heroes,â€ť Hannum said.
The program included a memorial plaque dedication to the family of Justin Nehring, who died from a farming accident last summer. After graduating from Bainville High School, he joined the Army National Guard in 1999. He served a year overseas in Iraq.
Friend Cole Brookman said to the audience, â€śI can only imagine what a great solider he was.â€ť
Brookman described Nehring of having a great and fun personality. He noted he talked about his family and farm a lot.
The veterans day program featured kindergarten students leading in the Pledge of Allegiance. After a prayer by senior Cayden Boyd, the eighth-grade choir sang, Land of the Free. Senior Kendra Romo served as the master of ceremonies for the program.
The audience then enjoyed a video featuring preschool children. After a reading by fourth-grade students, first-graders performed a song about American soldiers.
A video by the 11-12 cross training class was followed by second-grade students singing See the Veterans.
The sixth-grade class conducted an Americaâ€™s white table presentation and the fifth-grade class performed a Star-Spangled Banner presentation.
Third-students students entertained the audience by singing
We Will Not Forget.
The Bainville Business Professionals of America organized a slide show that spotlighted area veterans. After each veteran was presented a gift, kindergarten students performed Thank A Vet.