Veterans welcome to Lighthouse school celebration
When children think about war, it’s usually limited to armed soldiers. But each Veterans Day, Lighthouse Christian School aims to really teach students about America’s servicemen and women.
Veterans are invited to the school’s annual presentation Friday, Nov. 8, this year themed “Caring for Our Veterans.”
Beginning at 1:30 p.m., the K-8 school includes student performances and guest speakers. Veterans and their families can enjoy the program and stick around for a 3 p.m. free luncheon.
Before the school day ends, children, parents and staff have a chance to shake hands with each veteran.
“The main focus is that we want to educate our children and let them know what veterans are all about and what they’ve done for our country,” said Pat Viguie, Lighthouse staff person.
Both children and vets can “see what’s going on in America for our veterans,” Viguie said.
The Puppy Rescue Mission will send a few dogs that have been rescued overseas. Deployed soldiers find comfort in canine friends overseas, and the nonprofit helps bring pups back to the U.S.
“Soldiers saving puppies — puppies saving soldiers,” is the group’s motto.
Tina Washington, president of American Legion Post 28 Auxiliary in Oak Orchard, will explain what their organization does for veterans. The Legion commander at Post 24 in Dagsboro will share information on the wounded warrior camping program just for Sussex Countians.
Serving one’s country “takes a whole team of people doing different things,” Viguie said.
Veterans are asked to bring memorabilia, like books, medals, papers and pictures, that they would like to share with each other.
This day of thanks and remembrance takes place at Lighthouse Christian School, located within Dagsboro Church of God on Route 113.
Walk-ins are very welcome, and RSVPs are encouraged by calling Pat at (302) 537-5017.