Lausanne students and veterans gathered in Elder Performing Arts Center to celebrate the annual Veteran's Day presentation.
Upper School'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 Choir and String Ensembles performed "In Flanders Fields," Dr. Rebecca Hodges, Lausanne's Social Studies Department Chair, greeted the audience and 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.
Dr. Hodge's address was followed by a performance of "Big Band Spectacular Medley and "You Raise Me Up" from Upper School's Concert Band, along with "Bridge Over Troubled Water" from Choir and Strings.
SGA President Dany Hanze '23 and Eighth Grade student Cooper Mears '27 welcomed Mr. Cordell Walker, the Executive Director of Alpha Omega Veteran's Services, as this year's guest speaker.
The Upper School Music Ensembles then played "Armed Forces: The Pride of America" before concluding the program with Headmaster Stuart McCathie speaking about his own family's service in the military.
Lausanne salutes our veterans and thanks them for their service to us all.