Irving Middle School

Veterans Day assembly at Irving Middle School

On Friday, students at Irving Middle School filed into the auditorium for a special Veterans Day presentation.

It began with the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem, led by a student speaker on stage.

The Irving Middle School choir sang, “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” which ended in a roaring round of applause from the audience.

Students also watched a video about the North Platte Canteen, a railroad stop in North Platte that provided food and hospitality as soldiers traveled through on their way to serve in World War II.

Michael Kang, winner of the Patriot’s Pen at Irving, read his essay, “What Makes America Great?”.

And the reason everyone had gathered in the first place: on stage sat veterans of wars past, many of them relatives of the students and teachers seated in the crowd. Their names were read aloud, and they were honored for their sacrifice through their military service.