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Students sing to U.S. soldiers in Iraq via Skype
Young students from Wilson K-8 School thanked veterans and active military members in song by singing, "Thank You, Soldiers."
Leading the color guard were children from Brownie Troops No. 1383, 2088 and 2228, Boy Scout Troops No. 250 and 270, and Cub Scouts Pack No. 303.
Older students waved hands cut from construction paper while singing their thank you song to the veterans and active members of the military during the assembly Thursday morning. The soldiers later took the hands back to their offices to post on their bulletin boards.
Middle-school students, from left, Josh Baca, Kayla Tilicki and Aubrey Walters explained to the younger students why Americans celebrate Veterans Day. If you see a soldier, they told the youngsters, "you can just say, 'hey, thanks for serving our country,' or 'thank you for my freedom.'"
Makaela Garcia, a fourth-grade student at Wilson K-8 School, spent a moment with Lt. Col. Sandy Wilson, an Oro Valley woman serving with the Arizona Air National Guard.
Young students at Wilson K-8 School shook hands with members of the Arizona National Guard after Thursday's Veterans Day assembly.