On November 10, 2015, St. Anthony School honored our school’s military community for their service to our country. Mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other service members joined us in this event. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Kindergartner Bella V. led us all in a beautiful rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner”. This was followed by special songs and prayers, and a blessing over all our honorees. Everyone was inspired by the anthems from all branches of the military and watching our guests stand at attention as their anthem was played. It was great to have all branches of the military present, including the Australian military.
We were honored to have Former Ambassador Lauren Kahea Moriarty as our special guest speaker. She shared that everyone can and should serve our country by sharing the gifts that we are given. She spoke about her extensive foreign service career, which took her to many parts of the world, as well as the many challenges she faced as an ambassador. As the daughter of a career military father, she also holds the distinction of being the first Ambassador of Hawaiian ethnicity. Ambassador Moriarty also honored the school with her presence in our 8th Grade Social Studies class, where she spent several days working with our students.
Following the Prayer Service, a reception was held in the Hall for our guests to enjoy light refreshments and fellowship.
Thank you to ALL of our service members, current and former, for all that you do.