Annual Veteran’s Day ceremony emphasizes lesson in public service.
St. Petersburg, FL – November 1, 2012 — Grateful students in Prekindergarten through grade 4 will show appreciation for their freedom this Veteran’s Day just as they have for the past 10 years during this Flag ceremony at the Canterbury School of Florida from 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Each year students invite all veterans and active military personnel to this great American event.
This year’s ceremony will include the PreK’s presentation of retired flags to veterans from the local VFW, patriotic poems written and recited by fourth grade students and our “Parade of Armed Forces” where a medley of songs are played and a flag representing each military branch is walked around by the veterans and the children who support them. Refreshments sponsored by the USO Club will be served afterward to honored guests, and all visitors are invited to the classrooms to speak about their experiences in the military.
Canterbury faculty and staff are the proud parents or spouses of more than 15 active duty members, not to mention the countless students who have family members overseas. Throughout the year, each Lower School grade supports the troops through service projects that involve everything from writing poems, to donating their Halloween candy to the troops in October.
PARENTS CHOOSE CANTERBURY. Our diverse curriculum for students three years old through grade 12 includes our one-to-one iPad program and our Character Education and Marine Studies programs that provide unparalleled experiential education. Our International Studies program requires Mandarin Chinese and Spanish language classes for all students in prekindergarten – grade 6, and our athletic teams—made up of FHSAA’s 2011 Fred Rozelle Sportsmanship Award winners—consistently beat larger schools. Founded more than 40 years ago, Canterbury is committed to preparing students for college and an honorable life as responsible stewards of our world. www.canterburyflorida.org Canterbury School of Florida: The Bay Area’s Most Important School.