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MILTON Students Commemorate Veterans Day

November 9, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

This year, MILTON is commemorating Veterans Day in a special way. Every grade created a video highlighting a special project or performance the students did to honor the holiday. Watch our students pay tribute to the beloved MILTON Veterans Day tradition and honor the service of our veterans through song, tikkun olam, performing arts, and more.

Sixth grade students visited the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, where they got the chance to speak and ask questions with real veterans. Hear the students’ reflections on the experience and what they learned in their own words.


Fourth grade students learned about the history of the many military memorials in Washington, DC. Each class wrote and performed a skit about visitors reacting to different memorials: the Marine Corps Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.


Second grade students learned about the imagery and history of the American flag. They worked together to create their own interpretation of the flag, incorporating messages of peace and thanks to those who have served our country.


Kindergarten students sang “This Land is Your Land,” reminding us all about what we love about our country.

Fifth grade students organized a supply drive and assembled care packages from the donations to give to hospitalized veterans. The students also visited the National Museum of American Jewish Military History. After touring the museum, the students wrote cards and made a banner thanking veterans for their service, which was gifted to an appreciative local Gold Star Mom.


Third grade students sang a true classic: “Fifty Nifty!” Feel free to sing along – we know we did! The students also wrote letters to veterans in all 50 states to thank them for serving our country.


First grade students sang “You’re a Grand Old Flag” to honor our country and its veterans.


Pre-Kindergarten students sang “Oseh Shalom” (“Make Peace”), uniting us all in our deep desire for universal peace.