Veterans honored at Kelly Mill in Cumming

by Michelle Hall

November 19, 2013

CUMMING, Ga. — Students at Cumming’s Kelly Mill Elementary School showed their respect and admiration for active duty military and veterans on Veterans Day.

Members of VFW Post 9143 greeted students before the bell rang, and then attended an assembly with the fifth-grade class.

Guest speaker and founder of Change4Georgia, 12-year-old Remington Youngblood, spoke about the importance of giving back to the community.

He was presented with 540 pounds of candy donated by Kelly Mill students as part of their “Treats for Troops” drive to send candy to service men and women overseas.

KME Principal Ron McAllister said the message to serve was demonstrated clearly during the assembly.

“It is powerful when kids have the opportunity to hear from and are inspired by another kid in their community who has proven that their voice matters,” he said.

Fifth-grader Caroline Cooley added, “I enjoyed learning about what we can do to help veterans and soldiers.”

The fifth-graders also presented a flag they made for VFW Post 9143.