Breckenridge elementay students to honor veterans with annual celebration |

Breckenridge elementay students to honor veterans with annual celebration

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Breckenridge Elementary School will host a Veterans Day celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8:45 a.m. Elementary students will provide a brief ceremony to honor local vets, with participation from the Breckenridge Police Department, Red, White & Blue Fire and Mayor John Warner.

“It’s important for (the students) to know it’s a part of our past, present and future,” said Lauretta Babich, a general manager for Breckenridge Resort Managers who helps organize the event for veterans every year. “It’s nice that we recognize them.”

The ceremony will be held at the flag pole outside of the school, with Boy Scout Troop 187 conducting a flag raising ceremony. The students will recite the national anthem, read a series of poems and sing America the Beautiful.

This year, the students will also be asked to bring in loose change to send a child to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Good Grief Camp, helping support children who have lost a parent in the military. Babich said they hoped to raise at least $75 to send on child to the camp.

“We always have the kids do a little something extra,” Babich said. “Last year, we were able to send three children.

Veterans will be invited for refreshments and to share stories of service in the classrooms, if they so choose. If Wednesday morning’s weather does not cooperate, the ceremony will be moved inside of the gym at Breckenridge Elementary School, located at 312 S. Harris Street.

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