Veterans' Day Assembly
Hampton Academy Jr. High School
Eastman Gym -- 9 AM -- 9 November 2000
Presentation of Colors -- Marine Junior ROTC Color Guard, WHS
Pledge of Allegiance -- John Holman, Hampton Academy 1947
Invocation -- John MacInnes, American Legion, Post Chaplain
"God Bless America" by Irving Berlin -- Maria Martinez, soloist, and ALL
Please Be Seated
History of Veterans' Day -- Meaghan Lafond
Why These Songs -- Allison Cusano
Lessons For Us -- Mrs. Sheila Nudd
In Flanders Field -- Jeff Cullinane
"The Strangest Dream" by Ed McCurdy -- All
Please Be Seated
Introduction of Guest Speaker -- Jessica Pleshaw
Mr. Jack Lessard
Introduction of Guest Speaker -- Amanda Steren
Mr. Ansell Palmer
Introduction of Guest Speaker -- Anna McKenzie
Mr. Stanwood Brown
Introduction of Honored Guests -- Mrs. Sheila Nudd
Please Stand and Remain Standing
Taps -- Ben Roesch and Marie Cushing
Benediction -- John MacInnes, American Legion, Post Chaplain
"I Vow To Thee My Country" -- All
Retiring of Colors -- Marine Junior ROTC Color Guard, WHS
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, let us swear allegiance to a land thats free;
"God Bless America"
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, as we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God Bless America, Land that I love.
Stand beside her and guide her, Through the night with the light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies, to the ocean, white with foam,
God Bless America, my home sweet home. God Bless America, my home sweet home.
[by Irving Berlin]
Last Night I had the strangest dream I ever dreamed before.
"The Strangest Dream"
I dreamed the world had all agreed to put an end to war.
I dreamed I saw a mighty room and the room was filled with men,
And the paper they were signing said they'd never fight again.
And when the paper was all signed and a million copies made,
They all joined hands and bowed their heads and grateful prayers were prayed.
And the people in the streets below were dancing round and round,
And guns and swords and uniforms were scattered on the ground.
Last night I had the strangest dream I ever dreamed before.
I dreamed the world had all agreed to put and end to war.
[By Ed McCurdy]
I vow to thee my country all earthly things above
"I Vow To Thee My Country"
Entire and whole and perfect the service of my love;
The love that asks no questions, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.
And there's another country I've heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know.
We may not count her armies, we may not see her king.
Her fortress is the faithful heart, her pride is suffering.
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness and all her paths are peace.
[Words by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, 1921]