Lausanne Hosts Annual Veteran's Day Service
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Lausanne Hosts Annual Veteran's Day Service

Today, Lausanne celebrated Veterans Day with a program in Elder Performing Arts Center. Lausanne's Chorus, Band, and Strings Ensembles played, honoring all those who served in the military, with speakers highlighting the sacrifices veterans have made for the country throughout the program.

After our Upper School Music Ensembles performed "In Flanders Fields," Dr. Rebecca Hodges, Lausanne's Social Studies Department Chair, shared the purpose of Veterans Day.

Originally called "Armistice Day," November 11 marked the anniversary of the end of World War I. The holiday's name was changed in 1954 to "Veterans Day" to include all veterans.

David Lewellyn, Lausanne's 8th Grade Physical Science Teacher and a former Commander in the Navy, shared a story of growing up in a military family as well as his time in the service. In a touching moment when talking about his father, he turned to the screen that featured a photo of his dad in uniform and thanked him for his service. 

The Upper School Music Ensembles then played "Homeward Bound" before hearing from Lausanne's Director of Business Technology and Navy Veteran Chuck Clark about his experiences in the Navy. Mr. Clark then conducted our US Music Ensembles in the "Lausanne March" and "Armed Forces – The Pride of America," where he showcased his impressive talents on the banjo.

To finish the program, Headmaster Stuart McCathie spoke about his own family's service in the military. After closing remarks, he joined with the rest of our community in thanking all veterans for their service.

Posted by Shayne Dotson at 14:33