TA Celebrates Veterans Day with Guest Speakers from Thetford’s American Legion
November 08, 2023
On Monday, November 7, TA students gathered for a special assembly marking the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. The assembly opened with a performance of “A Light of Hope, A Song of Peace” by Thetford Academy’s choral students, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and an introduction to the history and importance of Veterans Day from Social Studies teacher Stacy Barton ’99.
Guest speakers from Thetford’s American Legion Post 79, TA alumnus Fred Adams ’69 and Rob Ward, represented the Legion’s members, who hail from Thetford, Vershire, W. Fairlee, Fairlee, Post Mills, Orford, and Lyme. Each shared from their personal experiences of military service, and Rob read a piece inspired by entertainer Red Skelton’s monologue about the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance.
To conclude the assembly events, TA students were treated to an inspiring performance of the national anthem by sibling singers Saylor and Hugo Billiau.