Veterans honored at The Nativity School


Veterans were honored as special guests at The Nativity School Nov. 7, where students and staff expressed their gratitude to the veterans. Many veterans who have served to keep peace as well as veterans who served in times of war from the “Greatest Generation” of WWII to current times were in attendance. Holding American flags, kindergarteners invited the veterans up on stage to be recognized during the assembly of students, parents and teachers and they were greeted with a standing ovation.

The veterans were then treated to a pancake breakfast with the 8th grade class who interviewed them about the experiences in the military. Later they were invited to 5th grade in order for them to share their stories. Many brought their memorabilia for the students to see, which the students loved. The class got a chance to hear from five Navy SEALs whose experiences spanned five decades. This year is one of many years that the visiting veterans have transformed the 5th grade Social Studies lessons into living stories.

The Nativity School is a Preschool – 8th grade Catholic school that teaches Christ-like values in a nurturing environment that is academically strong and rich in the spirit of life and love. Please call (858) 756-6763 for a personal tour with our principal.