Belmont students came together on Thursday, November 9, to present a special Veterans Day devotional. Veterans, families, students, and teachers celebrated their love and loyalty for our country and freedom.
To acknowledge veterans from each branch of the military, our upper schools sang the Tribute to the Armed Services.
Middle and Upper School students presented the Missing Man Table ceremony to honor military members who have fallen, been lost or imprisoned.
Upper School students presented a heartfelt performance of In Flanders Fields by Lt. Col. John McCrae.
Middle School students shared the following historical thought:
Joshua Chamberlain was a teacher of rhetoric before volunteering to fight for the Union during the Civil War. He is especially remembered for his courageous deeds and leadership at critical times during the battle of Gettysburg. In speaking of those who gave their lives at Gettysburg, he said this:
“In great deeds, something abides.
On great fields, something stays.
Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger,
to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls.
And reverent men and women from afar,
and generations that know us not,
and that we know not of,
heart-drawn to see where
and by whom great things were suffered and done for them,
shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream;
and lo! the shadow of a mighty presence
shall wrap them in its bosom,
and the power of the vision pass into their souls."
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank each and every one of our veterans for their sacrifice, dedication, and preservation of our country's safety and liberty. Please join us in spreading love and gratitude to our veterans.
This special celebration of Veterans Day was delivered by our students at devotional on 11/9/23. Each week one class leads the student body in prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, scripture recitation, a meditation, and an historical thought. Family and friends are welcome, Thursdays 8:30-9:05 am.
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