Howard Elementary students celebrate Veterans Day with activities
Howard Elementary students celebrate Veterans Day with activities
Brit Milazzo
Thursday, November 08, 2018

For the first time this year, Howard Elementary School held a Veterans Day event to help educate kindergarten through fifth-grade students about the purpose of why veterans and those serving in the military are honored.

Activities the afternoon of Nov. 8 allowed students to rotate to different stations, which included a lesson on helmets from two Navy veterans who work at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg; a presentation by two Penn State police K-9 officers and their dog; a flag-folding demonstration; kid-friendly military drills; and more.

Principal Skip Pighetti said the event was spearheaded by fifth-grade teacher Amber Buchanan to help educate students about Veterans Day and prepare them for the districtwide Veterans Day event on Friday.