Herriman Elementary School Students Celebrate Veterans Day and Skype With Soldier in Afghanistan

Saluting the flagIt was an assembly filled with song and signs of patriotism from students, teachers and staff at Herriman Elementary School. Each grade did a special performance to let veterans know their sacrifices are recognized and appreciated.

One student’s father, Ron Beckstrom, who is currently a soldier serving in Afghanistan spoke to everyone via Skype. He encouraged students to achieve in school and be involved in service to others. Mr. Beckstrom said it is not always easy to be so far from home, but he said his service to country is one small way of making a difference. The students cheered and applauded in thanks to Mr. Beckstrom for his service.

Herriman City Police Lt. Cody Stromberg and Herriman Mayor David Watts also addressed students and staff. Thank you for being part of this moving assembly.