Veterans Day Program 3rd and 4th Grade

This year the 3rd and 4th grades will be presenting a Veterans Day program on  November 10th at 1pm.  Join us as we honor our country and veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces.  Some of the music from past years' programs will be used. 

The Veterans Day Ceremony is quickly approaching. On November 10th, at 1pm in the Noble Center, our 3rd and 4th graders will present a wonderful Veterans Day Flag Ceremony. There are a few ways that parents can help us make the ceremony the best it can be:


  1. If your child is currently a Boy Scout or Girl Scout, I am asking that they wear their the parts of their scout uniform that they would wear to school with the school uniform.
  2. All students should wear their full dress uniform, with brown or black shoes (not gym shoes or athletic shoes), without a jacket or sweater, for the performance.
  3. Boys are being asked to wear a white dress shirt with a tie incorporating school or patriotic colors, rather than the typical school uniform shirt. If it is not possible to obtain a white dress shirt and tie, then they should wear a white uniform shirt, for maximum uniformity. If a boy is wearing scout regalia, then a white dress shirt may not be necessary.
  4. Students are encouraged to bring small U.S. flags, such as the ones typically handed out at a 4th of July parade.
  5. If you know a Veteran, please invite them to attend! We are honoring the Veterans, and would like as many as possible to attend.
  6. I am looking for some parents to help with setup of a fallen comrades table and some military flags to display.  Please let me know asap if you can help.


To make things as simple as possible, students should wear their clothes for the ceremony to school, and stay in them all day.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact Mr. Frazier at rfrazier@cdeducation.org


It is going to be a great ceremony, and I’m looking forward to it!


Thank you


Mr. Frazier











America

 

1.   My country,' tis of thee,

     sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;

     land where my fathers died,

     land of the pilgrims' pride,

     from every mountainside let freedom ring!

 

2.   My native country, thee,

     land of the noble free, thy name I love;

     I love thy rocks and rills,

     thy woods and templed hills;

     my heart with rapture thrills, like that above.

 

3.   Let music swell the breeze,

     and ring from all the trees sweet freedom's song;

     let mortal tongues awake;

     let all that breathe partake;

     let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong.

 

4.   Our fathers' God, to thee,

     author of liberty, to thee we sing;

     long may our land be bright

     with freedom's holy light;

     protect us by thy might, great God, our King.



America, the Beautiful

O beautiful for spacious skies, 
For amber waves of grain, 
For purple mountain majesties 
Above the fruited plain! 
America! America! 
God shed his grace on thee 
And crown thy good with brotherhood 
From sea to shining sea! 

O beautiful for pilgrim feet 
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat 
Across the wilderness! 
America! America! 
God mend thine every flaw, 
Confirm thy soul in self-control, 
Thy liberty in law! 

O beautiful for heroes proved 
In liberating strife. 
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life! 
America! America! 
May God thy gold refine 
Till all success be nobleness 
And every gain divine! 

O beautiful for patriot dream 
That sees beyond the years 
Thine alabaster cities gleam 
Undimmed by human tears! 
America! America! 
God shed his grace on thee 
And crown thy good with brotherhood 
From sea to shining sea!

 


 

Armed Forces Medley

 

Eternal Father (Navy Hymn)

Eternal Father, strong to save,

Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,

Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep,

Its own appointed limits keep.

 

Oh hear us when we cry to Thee,

For those in peril on the sea! 

 

Semper Paratus (Coast Guard)

From Aztec shore to Arctic zone,

To Europe and Far East.

The Flag is carried by our ships,

In times of war and peace.

And never have we struck it yet,

In spite of foe-men's might,

Who cheered our crews and cheered again,

For showing how to fight.

 

We're always ready for the call,

We place our trust in Thee.

Through howling gale and shot and shell,

To win our victory.

"Semper Paratus" is our guide,

Our pledge, our motto, too.

We're "Always Ready," do or die!

Aye! Coast Guard, we fight for you.

 

Wild Blue Yonder  (Air Force)

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,

Climbing high into the sun;

Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,

At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!)

Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,

Off with one heckuva roar!

We live in fame or go down in flame.

Hey! Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

 

The Caissons Go Rolling Along (Army)

Over hill, over dale 

As we hit the dusty trail, 

And the Caissons go rolling along. 

In and out, hear them shout, 

Counter march and right about, 

And the Caissons go rolling along. 

 

Then it's hi! hi! hee! 

In the field artillery, 

Shout out your numbers loud and strong, 

For where'er you go, 

You will always know 

That the Caissons go rolling along.  


Verse: First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along.

Refrain: Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong (TWO! THREE!)
For where e’er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.

 

Marine Hymn

From the Halls of Montezuma

To the shores of Tripoli

We fight our country's battles

In the air, on land, and sea;

First to fight for right and freedom

And to keep our honor clean;

We are proud to claim the title

Of United States Marine.


An Honor To Serve 
Words and music by Ray Boltz

He was just a young man
When he first heard the call
Come and join in the battle
Come and give us your all
And he rose up to follow
Leaving all else behind
And he joined in this song
When he reached the front lines

CHORUS:
It's an honor to serve
To join in the fight
To lift up my voice
And to lay down my life
Giving glory to God
Seeking none in return
It's an honor, an honor to serve

Now the day he was captured
They locked him in chains
And though weeks turned to years
Still his faith stayed the same
As his body was broken
His dark hair turned gray
But each night in his cell
He would stand up and say

CHORUS:

Now one day the war
Finally came to an end
And he spoke with his heart
As he stood with his men...

"We are honored to have had
The opportunity to serve our country
Under difficult circumstances.
We are profoundly grateful
To our commander-in-chief
And to our nation for this day
God Bless America."

As they lifted the flag
At the front of the crowd
I watched him stand up
And bring his hand to his brow
Oh Lord, help me remember
What true honor means
And no matter the cost
To stand up and sing

CHORUS


Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies;

Fifty nifty stars in the flag that billows so beautif'ly in the breeze.

Each individual state contributes a quality that is great.

Each individual state deserves a bow, we salute them now.

Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies,

Shout 'em, scout 'em, Tell all about 'em,

One by one till we've given a day to ev'ry state in the U.S.A.

***Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut;

Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana;

Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan;

Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada;

New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio;

Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas;

Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, (repeat from Alabama***)

North, south, east, west, in our calm, objective opinion,

Ohio is the best of the

Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies,

Shout 'em, scout 'em, Tell all about 'em,

One by one till we've given a day to ev'ry state in the good old U.S.A.

 

God Bless America

"While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, 
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free, 
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, 
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. " 

God Bless America, 
Land that I love. 
Stand beside her, and guide her 
Thru the night with a light from above. 
From the mountains, to the prairies, 
To the oceans, white with foam 
God bless America, My home sweet home.


God Bless The USA 

 If tomorrow all the things were gone, I'd worked for all my life. 

And I had to start again, with just my children and my wife.

 I'd thank my lucky stars, to be livin here today. 

‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom, and they can't take that away. 

And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. 

And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. 

And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. 

‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA.

 

From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee. 

Across the plains of Texas, From sea to shining sea. 

From Detroit down to Houston, and New York to L.A. 

Well there's pride in every American heart, and its time we stand and say. 

That I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. 

And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. 

And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today.

‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA. 

And I'm proud to be and American, where at least I know I'm free. 

And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. 

And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. 

‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA.