Geneva School celebrated Veterans’ Day by hosting a special assembly in their honor. Geneva’s band and orchestra performed “The Star Spangled Banner,” “God Bless America Medley” and “Salute to America’s Finest.” Juniors Amber Bormann and Eleanor Galbreath performed solos as the high school choir sang “In Flanders Field” and “Loch Lomond.” Grammar School Latin teacher Alex Markos played “Taps” on his trumpet as well.
In addition to the wonderful musical performances, faculty member Lt. Col. Dr. Ronald Bracy (United States Air Force, retired; pictured at right) spoke about the significance of the service and sacrifice veterans give to their country. Rod Gray, a retired Marine, Geneva parent volunteer and beloved lunchroom monitor, spoke about the 242nd anniversary of the founding of the United States Marines Corp. Senior Connor Tyra recited a poem entitled “In Flanders Fields” from which the red poppy tradition began in order to honor soldiers killed in service. Veterans in attendance and audience members who had family who served were asked to stand as the anthem for their branch of the military was played.
By Geneva School of Boerne junior Jacqueline Knox