Kurn Hattin Children Honor Veterans
November 9, 2012 | Westminster, VT. – The Kurn Hattin children along with their social studies teacher, Richard Long, honored Veterans’ Day with a special program with several veteran and patriotic guests in attendance. Following the Presentation of Colors, A Call to Colors and a Moment of Silence, Taps was played by students, Jahyde Bullard and Jenitza Fernandez. Then the Kurn Hattin Brownies led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and Father Lance Harlow, of Burlington and formerly of Bellows Falls, gave the Invocation.
The Lighting of Candles was a very special presentation remembering the fallen Vermont soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Forty candles were lit by student, Jahyde Bullard during the reading of each soldier’s name. Connie Sanderson, Acting Executive Director welcomed the guests and then the Beginning Choir sang, America and This Land Is Your Land. Before the Veterans’ Day event, the Kurn Hattin Cub Scouts and Brownies went to the Westminster cemeteries and collected the old flags. They presented the flags for retirement. After this presentation, four students read their VFW Patriot’s Pen Essays and the Select Choir sang, Let There Be Peace On Earth and God Blass America.. Father Lance Harlow’s Benediction and the Retirement of the Colors concluded the program and the guests were treated to a special luncheon.
Pictured: At half-staff, The Stars and Stripes waves proudly in front of the Mayo Memorial Center at Kurn Hattin Homes on Veterans’ Day.
Established in 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster, Vermont is a charitable home and school for children, ages 6-15, who are affected by tragedy, social or economic hardship, or other disruption in family life. Its mission: Kurn Hattin transforms the lives of children and their families forever. www.kurnhattin.org.
Contact: Kim Fine
Kurn Hattin Homes
PO Box 127
Westminster, VT 05158
Tel: (802) 721-6914