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CHASE BOTTORF/THE EXPRESS Veterans stand before students and teachers gathered at Robb Elementary for the school’s annual Veterans Day program.

LOCK HAVEN — Elementary students and staff came together to celebrate the lives of those who served and served on Veterans Day.

Robb Elementary celebrated its annual Veterans Day program yesterday. The school cafeteria was packed with all grade levels eager to join in the celebration. It is a tradition for the school to hold a Veterans Day assembly for students and staff to honor veterans.

Principal Tyler Barth welcomed all veterans who were able to attend the meeting.

“I would like to welcome our veterans here today,” Barth told those present. “It’s an honor to be here among the heroes, so thank you for your service to our country.”

The program began with the display of colors by the Cub Scouts of Woolrich Pack #661, followed by the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

CHASE BOTTORF/L’EXPRESS Army veteran John Schwab hugs his grandchildren after receiving his certificate.

Each rank gave a performance dedicated to veterans in each respective branch of the military.

Kindergartens played “Thank you to our veterans”; first-year students performed the veterans’ march; second-grade students performed “Heart of America”; third-grade students completed “Put your hand on your heart”; and fourth-grade students performed the “Rapp of Allegiance”.

The performances were led by Robb Elementary’s music teacher, Patti Sheriff. Between each performance, students and faculty members presented certificates to family members/veterans.

Certificates were presented to each branch of the military by students and faculty including: Marines, Air Force, Navy, Army, Coast Guard, and Space Force. Instructor Mary-Stuart Casilio addressed each Veteran and their family members.

The program concluded with “Tap” before veterans and family members in attendance gather for refreshments and fellowship.

CHASE BOTTORF/L’EXPRESS Marine Corps veteran Allan Myers receives his certificate from his daughters.

“Thank you to all the veterans for being there. It will be a memory that will last forever,” Casilio concluded.

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