We Honor Our Veterans

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Oakton Elementary has a wonderful tradition of honoring our veterans on November 11.  We take great pride in our military families.  In a moving tribute, our Oakton students and staff recognized the brave men and women who have served in the military and have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedom.   Veterans from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and the Coast Guard joined us and spoke to students in their classrooms about their love for our country.  We were even treated to the amazing voices of the Alexandria Harmonizers!  Our very own General Murray presented the keynote and reminded our students that school and their studies should come first (before video games!)  The students enjoyed meeting “Tripod.”  Tripod lost one of his legs while working with the troops in Afghanistan.  Thank you to Mrs. Marshall and the character education students for putting together this touching event. -cg

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