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Meadow Ridge Students Get Lesson in Bravery Just In Time For Veterans Day

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Some local students got a lesson in bravery, commitment, and patriotism when they learned about our Nation's Veterans.

"There are many flags in many lands, There are flags of many hue, But there is no flag however grand, Like our own red, white and blue." Those are the lyrics to the song "There Are Many Flags In Many Lands" that were sung by 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at Meadow Ridge Elementary School in Mead, Washington.

Those in the audience said with so many military families living in the Inland Northwest that it's moments like that that remind our youngsters what it means to serve our Country.

"The sense of respect they have and understand the dedication and the loss the service men and women," said Principal Shawn Worstell, "it is really profound."

Hundreds of students participated in the annual Veteran's Recognition program.

When the assembly was ending a student's Grandfather performed Taps.

Members of the Fairchild Airforce Base Honor Guard, as well as other local current and former military men and women were in attendance. Even a 96 year old WWII vet was on hand making it very special for the students.

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