Think Globally, Act Locally is a phrase used often to describe the type of action International Baccalaureate (IB) students are encouraged to take. The students of Las Positas Elementary school, an IB World School, wanted to recognize Veterans Day, a federal holiday, in a way that would be meaningful to our local community. On Wednesday, November 9, they did!
Las Positas Elementary School held an assembly to honor veterans and active duty military in observance of Veterans Day. The assembly included members of La Habra’s and neighboring communities. Buena Park High School JROTC opened the assembly with a Presentation of the Colors, and explained the history of Veterans Day. They later honored Army PFC Earl Kramer with a Presentation of the Flag Ceremony. Invited guests, United in Worship Hula Performance Group, treated the audience to beautiful dances accompanied by patriotic music.
Students were encouraged to invite veterans and active duty military from their families and communities to the assembly. Those students proudly introduced their invited guests as the audience recognized and thanked them for their service. Students from each grade level explained to the audience how military personnel embody the 10 IB Attributes of the Learner Profile, and recited the “America’s White Table” poem in remembrance of those missing in action or prisoners of war, and their families. The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade student choir performed the “US Armed Forces Medley” enthusiastically. To finish out the assembly, Martin Cisneros sang the National Anthem. Immediately following the assembly, the veterans and their families were invited to brunch. The delicious food was donated by VCC: The Gary Center, a local organization.
We are proud to have so many brave men and women in our community who continue to serve as examples for all of us.