St. Dot’s Students in Drexel Hill Honor Local Vets With Song on Veterans Day


Students at St. Dorothy School in Drexel Hill provided a special musical tribute to parish and community veterans who turned out for their performance on Veterans Day, reports Corey Davis and the 6abc Digital Staff for

 The 5th through 8th graders sang patriotic songs and included songs for each branch of the military, with each veteran standing as their branch of service was recognized.

“Today’s a proud day. To see the younger generation celebrating what we did when we were coming up, it’s pretty nice,” said Joseph Kelly, Commander of American Legion Upper Darby Post 214.

Many students had grandparents who served so the day and the ceremony held special meaning for them.

“My grandfather was drafted into the Vietnam War, and it’s a chance to honor him and everyone who fought alongside him,” said 8th-grade student Alexandra Cornibe.

The St. Dorothy’s School gym was decorated with a wall of honor with pictures and names of veterans.

“I just think it’s really important if you see anyone who has a hat on that says they served, just say ‘thank you for your service,'” said 8th-grade student Hannah Schumacher.

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