In honor of Veterans Day, two classes at Abbey Lane Elementary School received a special visit from Mr. Gomez, a member of the United States Army, on Nov. 8. Mr. Gomez stopped by Ms. Connor's first grade class where he read a Veterans Day book and showed the students pictures of his time serving in the Army. The students wore cool hats that had different meanings! Mr. Gomez then showed the class the proper way to stand like a soldier. Students stood tall and proud as they saluted the flag.
Mr. Gomez also visited his son in Mrs. Haering's second grade class. He spoke with the students about Veterans Day. It was a wonderful experience for the children to learn more about why we celebrate the special day. After the discussion, Mr. Gomez shared some personal experiences, pictures, and uniform accessories with the children. At the end of his visit, Mr. Gomez taught the second graders the proper way that soldiers salute the flag.
Thank you for your service, Mr. Gomez!