Veterans applauded at Riverside

Riverside Local Schools honored local veterans Monday with a breakfast and assembly at the school.


Riverside Elementary Schools students line the hallways of the school Monday holding signs and chanting “USA” for a walk of honor as veterans proceeded toward the gymnasium for a Veterans Day assembly. (PHOTO | RIVERSIDE LOCAL SCHOOLS)

Student council members greeted veterans at the breakfast, and elementary school pupils conducted a walk of honor to escort veterans from the breakfast to the assembly in the gymnasium.

Students in grades 5-12 stood as veterans entered the gym and welcomed them with an applause of thanks.

Fifth-grader Sam Fleming led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Riverside High School band played the National Anthem. Following the introduction of each veteran, the high school choir performed.

Army Specialist Logan Whitaker, a 2008 Riverside graduate, spoke of his service, and U.S. Army veteran Robin Reames, mayor of Russells Point, spoke to the students about two important veterans in her life.

U.S. Navy veteran Denny Brown narrated while veterans Ronnie Helmlinger, Mike Allman and Chuck Wood provided a flag folding demonstration.

The assembly concluded with a slide presentation recognizing veterans from the community and Taps was played by students Brett Rappold and Dalton Lowery.