OSSINEKE, Mich. — Students and teachers got together at Sanborn Elementary school to celebrate veterans day with some real American heroes. The students all got a chance to show their appreciation. Some read poems, others sang songs, and a few gave out gifts.
Principal Pauline Burnham says they have been holding this event for 10 years. She also said its a joy to see her students take the time to thank our veterans. “Each class was proud to give in some way,” she said. “A lot of the little ones made special gifts for our veterans and you could see it light up their faces.”
Philip Carriveau served four years in the United States Air Force during Operation Desert Storm. He attended Sanborn when he was a kid and is glad to come back and share this day with the students. “There’s a lot of history in coming here in support of the veterans, both when I was a veteran and now as an adult.”
Carriveau received an American flag heart with “thank you for your service” written on the back. He said, “Knowing that a young child made this thinking of some unnamed veteran. I was lucky enough and blessed enough to get this one. Getting gifts like this is a great thing. It feels good. It really feels good.”
Carriveau was one of about 30 veterans that were honored at the assembly.