Friendswood Schools Salute America’s Heros

Veteran’s Day was celebrated in Friendswood ISD with hearts wide open.
If anyone has questioned recently how great America is, you would have been
reminded how great it is at these FISD Veteran’s Day Celebrations.

Cline Elementary had three morning programs honoring our Veterans in
the audience who were family, friends or community members. The performance
started with a video of the first through third grade students thanking the
Veterans for their service. Each veteran was presented with letters written by
students thanking the vets for their service and for helping keep our country free.
Music teacher Glynis David lead the students as they performed a variety of patriotic arrangements.

One of the many veterans honored was Albin Kocurek, retired United
States Army Veteran by three of his great grandchildren who attend Cline; Jack,
Madison and Brydent Denhartog on his 91st birthday along with their grandfather, Howard Smith of the U.S. Air Force.

Windsong Intermediate’s classes wrote letters to active military serving
our country along with thank you notes that will be mailed to the VA Hospital here
in Houston.

The Friendswood High School’s Advanced Video Production class (MCS)
aired “This Day in History” about November 11 to the student body while the FHS
Vocal Ensemble Choir traveled to Village on the Park, a locate retirement
community to perfome their Patriotic music. The Social Studies department wrote
letters to active forces and Veterans as a part of Operation Gratitude.

Westwood Elementary’s 1st grade students invited Veterans to classrooms on the
morning of Nov 11, to honor them for their service.
Westwood concluded the day by hosting a special ceremony with students
singing songs like You’re a Grand Old Flag, Thankful for the USA and God Bless

All Veterans that were in attendance were introduced, asked to stand to
be recognized and given a moment of silence in their honor. The ceremony
concluded with a student from the high school playing a heartstirring version of
TAPS on the trumpet.