Madison Academy honors Veterans with Veteran’s Day Tribute

The program began with the Tolling of the Bell by Ethan Callahan, Sophomore.  Mrs. Kristine Fuentes, MA Principal welcomed our guests that included the entire Madison Campus Elementary school members along with the Cumberland View Towers residents.  The Hendersonville High School MCJROTC Color Guard presented the colors.  The national anthem was sung by the Madisonians after which Sgt. Bill Jones, US Army and Ashlyn, Kaylyn and Eden Levoy led in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Major Arlan Monroe and his son Sean, a Freshman, gave a short history of Veteran’s Day.  Pax Fordam, also a Freshman, read a poem entitled “For the Fallen” by R. L. Binyon.  The handbell choir, Bellissimo!, played the patriotic song My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.  SRA Kurtis Kenerson, US Air Force and Madison Academy alumni gave a short inspirational speech.  Personal thank you’s were given by Preston Rufo and Andre Crayton.  In addition Jeff Fisher, VA Chaplain, added his thank you.  The second graders from MCE gave gifts to each veteran at the program.  The band and choir gave a tribute to the Armed Services and Pastor Ken Wetmore from Madison Campus Church closed the assembly with prayer.

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