*An amazing Army brass ensemble with stirring music.
*One family skyped on a big screen with their dad in Kandahar.
*An elementary school of K-5 sang a great patriotic song. It was so touching to see them all in their red shirts.
*Two parents honored their high school son who is an amazing young man, despite his parents both being deployed at one time in his life. Their tribute to him was because they knew that his road had been a hard one, but he had accepted their careers and never used them as an excuse.
*All the kids with deployed parents tied yellow ribbons on two potted trees that will be planted on school property. Quite touching to see the older students holding the younger students up to tie their ribbons on. Even more touching to see so many yellow ribbons so low on the trees; a lot of our little students have deployed parents.
*The assembly ended with the Army's rock band playing, which the kids loved. Their songs turned into a K-12 dance party, pretty much led by two high school boys.
I'm pretty sure this was a kindergarten teacher's nightmare,
but the kids sure loved it.
Great to see Big and Little students all together.
Note to self: next time, take tissues.