St. Theresa Church held an assembly Friday, November 9 to thank Veterans for their service to our country, and for the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms.
More than 200 people, including St. Theresa School students, parents and community members attended.
A history of the Pledge of Allegiance was presented, along with presentation of the colors by local Boy Scouts.
Students sang songs that highlighted each of the branches of the United States Armed Forces.
"I think our songs will help the Veterans here feel happy today," said Abby, who attends St. Theresa School.
"We know all about what Veterans have done for us, and how they are special," said Quinn, another St. Theresa student.
Dominic Errichiello, a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment in World War II was one of the featured speakers who shared his experiences when he served our country.
"I fought through rain, snow and sleet - it was unbearable, but the good Lord saved me," Errichiello said.
Another speaker, James Lang, a 1st Lieutenant with the United States Air Force, expressed his pride in being a Veteran.
"A Veteran is an ordinary, but extra-ordinary person, a fierce example of this great nation, past, present and future," Lang said. "I appreciate this club I earned membership in."
The assembly closed with a blessing from Monsignor Richard Zborowski, as all the Veterans in attendance gathered together.
A moment of silence was observed as Taps played in the background, and the Boy Scouts performed the retirement of the colors.
God Bless America was then sang by St. Theresa student, Angelica Presta.