Bayside Academy recognized Veterans Day today with a school-wide ceremony on Freedom Field this morning.
Sophomore Molly Hughes opened the ceremony with TheStar-Spangled Banner, and kindergarteners Carlisle Houser and Sammy Giattina led The Pledge of Allegiance.
Nearly 50 veterans with a personal connection to Bayside Academy and its students were recognized individually on the field for their service before the Bayside Band treated the crowd to a lovely rendition of the United States Armed Forces Medley. Veterans from each branch of service stood at attention as their song was played.
We were honored to have Dr. Jason Halbert ’95, prior service member of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, serve as the keynote speaker, and he gave an inspiring talk to our students and future veterans.
Bayside Academy is truly grateful to every veteran for their service to our great country.