USA Patriotism! ... "Showcasing Pride of America"
"Mere Chance ... A Greatest Generation Story" by David G. BancroftAmerican Pride ... Poems Honoring America and Her Patriots! by David G. BancroftUSA theme polo shirts, t-shirts, shorts, hats, caps, swimwear, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, jackets, under garments, and other apparel itemsCemetery Woods ... A gripping story of a serial killer seeking revenge  by David G. BancroftWaking Dreams by David G. Bancroft

Home - Articles - America's Birth - Great American Patriots - Heroes - Honor Halls - Music
Photos - Poems - Quotes - Reference - Speeches - Stars for Troops - Stories - Student Patriots
Videos - New Content
-
About - Contact - Submit - Partners - Press - CureNow - Donate - Store

USA Patriotism! YouTube Channel

Join / Like the USA Patriotism! Facebook page

USA Patriotism! On Twitter

Pinterest

USA Patriotism! at Tumblr

Patriotic Article
Military

Collectibles, apparel, and other gifts ... for Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and veterans!Checks with USA, military, and other patriotic designsFree Gifts from The Bradford Exchange Online

Elementary School Celebrates Pearl Harbor Survivor's 90th Birthday
by Army Staff Sgt. Teresa Adams - June 10, 2012

 

American Flag Western Boots

Checks with USA, military, and other patriotic designs

USA, military, and other patriotic themed pullover and button down Polo shirts

Tough Tex American Flags

Telescoping flagpole with free American Flag

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (6/4/2012) - Students gathered to perform a musical, sing jazz and wish a happy birthday to a very special veteran. These students are no strangers to recognizing soldiers. They know the history behind each note they sing.

Students at Tyee Park Elementary School, Lakewood, Wash., sing "Happy Birthday" to retired Chief Petty Officer and Pearl Harbor survivor, Donald R. Green on May 30, 2012 prior to the school's spring concert. It was Green's 90th birthday and he was presented an orange banner that displayed "Let's remember Pearl Harbor" which had over 400 signatures from students and faculty members. Fourth- and fifth-grade students performed a musical adaption of the Charles Dicken's classic, "Oliver Twist." First-, second- and third-graders performed in an upbeat jazz concert. Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Teresa Adams
Students at Tyee Park Elementary School, Lakewood, Wash., sing "Happy Birthday" to retired Chief Petty Officer and Pearl Harbor survivor, Donald R. Green on May 30, 2012 prior to the school's spring concert. It was Green's 90th birthday and he was presented an orange banner that displayed "Let's remember Pearl Harbor" which had over 400 signatures from students and faculty members. Fourth- and fifth-grade students performed a musical adaption of the Charles Dicken's classic, "Oliver Twist." First-, second- and third-graders performed in an upbeat jazz concert. Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Teresa Adams

More than 100 veterans, parents and faculty members gathered at Tyee Park Elementary School, Lakewood, Wash., May 30, at the annual spring concert where fourth- and fifth-grade students performed the musical adaption of the Charles Dickens classic, “Oliver Twist.” Following the musical, students in first, second and third grades performed an upbeat jazz concert involving scat, improvisation, and 5-year-old “guest conductor” Yuri Castillo directing the final swing tune of the day, “Start your day with a song!”

Retired Chief Petty Officer, Donald R. Green, who served on the USS Pyro during the attacks on Pearl Harbor, was invited to attend the concert on this special day.

At the beginning of the concert, students at Tyee Park took a moment to recognize Green and sing, “Happy Birthday.” They presented him with a bright orange banner that said “Remember Pearl Harbor” which had more than 400 signatures wishing him a Happy 90th Birthday.

Tracey Lundquist, Tyee Park's music and literature teacher, has afforded her students many opportunities to visit service members and to witness firsthand what it means to serve.

Lundquist's enthusiasm for music and literature is why this fine arts teacher provides an exceptional learning experience for her students.

While reading with her kids about World War ll, for example, she invited Pearl Harbor survivors and Tuskegee airmen to talk to her students and brought history to life.

“It is like we have torn out the pages of history and wrapped them around the kids,” Lundquist said. “Sometime youth gets in the way and these kids just don't realize how fortunate they are to have the veterans walk among us and share their stories.

“At 90, Don is still full of zip and energy, added Lundquist. “I can always count on him to share his history with my students and come support our programs.”

Green says that it is very important for student to be introduced to opportunities within the military.

“I've been coming here for 12 years, said Green. “I have a story to tell.”

Adrianna H. Brown, a fifth grader who performed during Oliver Twist, has great respect for Green and was happy to see him attend the spring concert.

“He is a veteran and risked his life to protect our freedom,” said Brown. “ He likes to see us perform and he shows us that we shouldn't take our freedom for granted.”

By Army Staff Sgt. Teresa Adams
Provided through DVIDS
Copyright 2012

Comment on this article

USA Store! ... over 1,000 American / Patriotic themed gift products at USA Patriotism!USA / Americana theme ... polo shirts, t-shirts, shorts, hats, caps, swimwear, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, jackets, under garments, and other apparel itemsAmerican Pride: Poems Honoring America and Her Patriots! by David G. Bancroft

"Mere Chance" by David G. Bancroft

Special Offers - FREE Gifts with Purchase
Home - Articles - America's Birth - Great American Patriots - Heroes - Honor Halls - Music
Photos - Poems - Quotes - Reference - Speeches - Stars for Troops - Stories - Student Patriots - Videos
New Content
-
About - Contact - Submit - Partners - Press - CureNow - Donate - Store - Banners - Privacy

Google Custom USA Patriotism! Search

 

Zoom Custom USA Patriotism! Search