Petty Officers 2nd Class James Bell and Richard Ebido, as well as Petty Officer 3rd Class Tanya Mercado, participated in a flag-folding ceremony which was also attended by Barbara McGann, interim school superintendent and a retired real admiral. Children took part in a lively question-and-answer period.
Students also learned about the history of Flanders Field and listened to a reading of “In Flanders Field,” by Canadian poet John McCrae.
The poem’s last line is, “We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders Field.” All students received a paper poppy and a copy of the poem.
Finally, they all received a postcard to write a thank-you to a Veteran they know.
Veterans Day Ceremony
The American Legion Post 18 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5390 and their auxiliaries host a Veterans Day Ceremony Monday, Nov. 11. The event begins at 9 a.m. at Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road.
No RSVP is required to attend.