At Hickory Creek Middle School, seventh-graders presented an assembly in honor of veterans and let veterans take center stage during it.
Students passed around a microphone, allowing veterans in attendance to introduce themselves and tell attendees briefly about their service.
The assembly featured a presentation from seventh-grade CADETS Troop 71, a performance of the Star Spangled Banner and an original “Thank You” song, recognition of all veterans in attendance and veteran speakers.
Following this presentation, a donation of more than $3,500 from Hickory Creek to Honor Flight Chicago was announced.
This money was raised this fall through popsicle sales, classroom collections, sales of paper flags and stars in the school’s front office and a pizza lunch.