School assemblies honor veterans

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By Louis A. Urban
On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, both the Wells Road Primary School and the Granby Memorial Middle School, separately, held assemblies of their respective entire student bodies honoring several dozen Granby Veterans, some accompanied by family members. The veterans represented the services of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, and the Mid-East/Afghan Conflicts. As to be expected 70 years after the fact, the World War II ranks are dwindling down to a precious few. At both schools, the veterans—both men and women—were met with prolonged, heart-warming standing ovations by the student bodies and faculties. At both schools there also were speeches and shared remembrances by veterans and students alike. Among the entertainment, at the Wells Road School, the school brass and woodwind band performed, and at GMMS, the Marquis of Granby played for the assembled crowd. All in all, it was a beautiful, touching day, exceptionally well done by both schools.


GMMS principal Susan Henneberry greets Delio Sartori and several other US Veterans in a private reception prior to the general assembly of the entire student body honoring a large group of Granby veterans.