For Veterans’ Day on Monday, North Park Elementary School, 2017 W. Montrose Ave., honored four veterans for their service to our country. Each veteran spoke to an all-school assembly of about 200 students and then 5th through 8th grade students learned more about their experiences in the military through a question and answer period. The NPES Band played the Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, and Taps.
Akbar Beyah, a Vietnam War veteran honored at the school, told the children, “There is no other country in the world like the United States of America. American people are a strong people. I’m proud to serve in the Armed Forces as an American and I’m proud to be an American.”