Bath Elementary celebrates Veterans Day

Published 12:38 pm Friday, November 11, 2022

Schools across Beaufort County celebrated Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 10. Inviting retired members of the United States military to speak about why honoring veterans’ service is important and why their contributions should be annually recognized. 

Bath Elementary students sang patriotic songs including the National Anthem at a Veterans Day Memorial Service in the school’s gymnasium. Veterans Day Essay winners Cece Annis and Eliza Kelder read aloud their papers on why Veterans Day should be celebrated. 

This year’s guest speaker was Darin Seamon, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant. 

Students from the Northside High School JROTC gave a presentation on folding the American flag and presented a wreath. 

Jonathan Kirk and Joel Taylor, two Northside High School alumni, were honored for giving the ultimate sacrifice in the early 2000’s. The names of World War II veterans from Bath were read aloud. These names can be found on a plaque at the front of the school’s campus. 

The service concluded with Bath Elementary student Liam Parisi playing “Taps.”