Schools honor veterans

Many schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach organized activities to celebrate and learn about Veterans Day, Nov. 11.  Students at Sacred Heart School in Lake Worth celebrated Veterans Day by gathering on the school field to sing patriotic songs such as “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Proud to Be an American,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America.” The students practicing these songs with direction from music teacher Jane Beraha. On that day, the school also held Student Council elections as a way to encourage students to be educated and practicing voters. 

"My favorite part of the day was singing patriotic songs,” said fourth grade student Diego Thompson. “I’m a new student and I’m glad that we can do things to celebrate our school and our community.”

"Our singing honored the men and women who sacrificed for us to be free,” said sixth grade student Johnathan Lopez. 

To honor those that have kept the U.S.A. as the land of the free and home of the brave, students and faculty members dressed in red, white and blue and waved American flags.

Caroline Guthrie, a seventh grader, said, "We worked very hard on this assembly, and it was great to see everything work out for our performance and all the other students.”

“I’m proud of our students and faculty for their hard work and dedication, said principal Tricia Duvall. “This has not been the typical school year, but our students and faculty members are working as one for the greater good of students and our small school”.

To learn more about Sacred Heart School, visit or call (561) 582-2242. Follow the school on Facebook @sacredheartschoollakeworth.