WHEC and WREC Honor Veterans Day

WHEC and WREC Honor Veterans Day
Posted on 01/04/2023
On Veterans Day, students and staff at the West Reading Elementary Center and the Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center honored our service members.

WREC honored our veterans with a special Veterans Day event. Students invited veterans in their lives to visit WREC for the morning. The veterans mingled with students in homerooms, celebrated with breakfast in the library, and then had the opportunity to speak with the students, share their experiences, and answer any questions students had.

WHEC families were invited to honor a Veteran with a special message. Those messages were made into tags, and staff members at WHEC helped to place flags around “Veteran Circle” and the school property.  This year, WHEC honored over eighty Veterans that are a part of our families and community. With the help of Mrs. Main, third graders in Mrs. Wojciechowski’s class learned a beautiful song, “Thank a Vet,”  that was sung on the morning announcements with the goal of spreading the love for Veterans all throughout our community.

A very special opportunity came about one afternoon, and these third graders also were able to personally honor one of our WASD Bus Drivers, Mr. Jim.  After learning that he was a veteran, almost immediately, the students asked if they could sing to him, and without hesitation, twenty four lovely voices were serenading Mr. Jim. It was such a memorable moment!

Veterans Day will always be an important part of learning for the students at WHEC and WREC. Each year, we plan to show our gratitude and appreciation for those who sacrificed so much for us.

Thank you to all members of our military for your service!