Zachry MS Honors Veterans

TSgt. Lenny Anderson's message:  persevere and do the best you can

As part of a yearly tradition, Zachry Middle School recognized veterans on Veterans Day November 11.  Veterans and Active Duty military were treated to a breakfast in the library presented by the Family Consumer Science dept. and the Zachry PTA.  A school-wide assembly was held on the football field.  Mrs. Susan Allain welcomed all the guests.  The pledges and national anthem were led by Zachry students Melissa, Breanna, Mary, Brittney, and Christianna.  Patriotic music was performed by Zachry's band, choir and orchestra.  

Wounded Warrior US Air Force TSgt. Lenny Anderson was the guest speaker.  Anderson was severely wounded in Afghanistan by an IED roadside bomb, but owes his life to his bomb-sniffing canine companion, Azzaz.  The dog was not injured.  Anderson's message to students was no matter what the challenges, be the best you can and never let anyone tell you that you can't.

Presentation of Colors by Earl Warren HS ROTC

Retired MSgt. Jose Gonzales watches the Zachry choir sing

Zachry Theatre Arts student, Frank recites the poem "In Flander's Field" by John Mcrae

Zachry Spanish II student, Joslyn recites the poem "In Flander's Field" by John Mcrae in Spanish

Art teacher, Nick Haidin presents Lenny Anderson with artwork made by Zachry students.  Industrial Technology students made a wooden pen as a gift for him.

TSgt Lenny Anderson and Zachry Principal show off the new Zachry Wolverines t-shirt.

Zachry Band, Orchestra and Choir perform "We the Children of America"

A number of veterans and active duty members were part of the audience.  Zachry Middle School has a number of staff members that are veterans and we're honored to have them as part of Team Zachry.  At Zachry MS, we want to convey the message that we appreciate the sacrifices our active military and veterans have made for our freedom.

KSAT 12 sent a news team to cover the ceremony.  Here's a link to the KSAT 12 news story.