Students and staff at Webster’s Corners Elementary hosted a Veterans Tea event inside the school library on November 7.
Classes from kindergarten to Grade 7 performed songs, recited poetry and gave thanks to the group of local veterans. After each presentation, students lined up to shake hands with their special guests.
“Students looked at the veterans as heroes. It was a great experience for our students to have the chance to actually talk with veterans and to hear, first-hand, how they had sacrificed for others,” said Ramin Mehrassa, principal of Webster’s Corners.
During the event, the veterans enjoyed tea, coffee, snacks and homemade sweets that were prepared by parents of the students.
“With this event, history came alive for our students. By actually meeting and talking with the veterans, all that the students learned in preparation for this event became relevant. In fact, the Remembrance Day assembly as well as various community Remembrance Day events will now have more meaning and purpose,” added Mehrassa.
Mehrassa said reaction from the veterans about the school event was equally positive.
“I had one veteran ask, ‘Why did the whole school go through all this trouble for us?’ Our answer was, that this event was the least we could do to recognize all of the sacrifices that he and other veterans had already made for all of us.”