Westfield holds Veteran’s Day ceremony


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Students, from left, Kolbin Niten, Matthew Stevens, along with Dan Hilton, and students Kaylee Thomas and Viviana Carreon​ pose for a picture during a Veteran’s Day ceremony held at Westfield Elementary School.


Dan Hilton explains what each item symbolizes at the POW-MIA table.


In honor of Veterans Day, Westfield Elementary invited local veterans to a celebration of their bravery and commitment to the United States.

The North Surry High School Band, led by Blake McCraw, played several patriotic selections. Dan Hilton from the Pilot Mountain VFW Post led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and conducted a Missing Man Table Ceremony. During this ceremony he explained how important it is to never forget those who are still missing and he explained what each item from the Missing Man Table symbolizes.

The veterans were treated to some songs performed by the school’s first, fourth and fifth grade students and listened to essays about what freedom means and why America’s Veterans are appreciated.

At the conclusion of the program the veterans attended a small reception where they were given thank you cards made by our students.

Students, from left, Kolbin Niten, Matthew Stevens, along with Dan Hilton, and students Kaylee Thomas and Viviana Carreon​ pose for a picture during a Veteran’s Day ceremony held at Westfield Elementary School.
https://www.pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_DSC_1649.jpgStudents, from left, Kolbin Niten, Matthew Stevens, along with Dan Hilton, and students Kaylee Thomas and Viviana Carreon​ pose for a picture during a Veteran’s Day ceremony held at Westfield Elementary School.

Dan Hilton explains what each item symbolizes at the POW-MIA table.
https://www.pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_DSC_1589floag.jpgDan Hilton explains what each item symbolizes at the POW-MIA table.

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