Salute includes pleasant surprise
Miller Heights ES held its 17th annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 10 and patriotism was on display with music, readings and special moments that honored military veterans.
The program contained musical numbers performed by the Liberty HS Brass Ensemble, Freedom HS Fife and Drum Corps and Men’s Choir. Also included was a rendition of “Taps” on trumpet by fourth grade teacher Louis Poczak.
Fifth graders sang songs and were called up in groups to read passages honoring veterans who were asked to stand one at a time while they had their name called and the branch they served in. At the same time, the student or staff member related to that veteran also had their name called and stood.
Perhaps the highlight for many was a reunion for Miller Height’s student Jaziah Morales whose father, Corporal Regolio Morales of the U.S. Army, was called into the ceremony to surprise his son after being away for almost eight months serving on active duty.