School assembly honors veterans
The ceremony was televised live Friday, Nov. 7, when nearly 50 veterans were recognized for their service to the country.
To begin the ceremony, student members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts lined a path through the crowd for University of Southern Maine cadets and officers, who led the color guard.
A South African drum ceremony was performed by students and led by artistin residence Michael Wingfield. The student choir thanked the veterans by singing “Thank You, Soldiers.”
“Ladies and gentleman, thank you for your sacrifice, thank you for your service, we are humbled to have you here with us today,” said Principal Ryan Quinn.
World War II veterans John “Benny” Woodman of Saco and Loring “Bob” Newcomb of Old Orchard Beach both attended the event.
Quinn and art teacher Tina Dephillip presented Woodman and Newcomb with an all-expenses-paid surprise trip to the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. in 2015.