Baton Rouge celebrates Veteran’s Day
POSTED: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 4:58pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 9:50pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Events all around Baton Rouge happened today to take part in Veteran's Day celebrations. From school children to top ranking public officials, everyone stopped to pay tribute to those who have, and currently are serving in the military.
Beginning early this morning students at the Runnels School paid tribute with music. The school has a long standing tradition of asking veterans to stand as kids as the school band play the theme song of each military branch.
The upper elementary chorus along with the school's advanced string orchestra also took part in the tribute.
For T. Ellis Peak, this is the Navy veteran's 10th time watching the ceremony at the Runnel school.
He, along with his Grace, his granddaughter in the 5th grade, say today's tribute really hit home.
Students at Woodlawn Elementary School were surprised when a special guest came to their Veteran's Day event.
Congressman Bill Cassidy stopped by to give them a new American flag. This is the actual flag that flew over the United States Capitol.
The students were thrilled by the visit. They even got the opportunity to ask a couple of questions.
Cassidy says it's important for him to be a part of something so special.
Our highest ranking local official, Governor Bobby Jindal, was also very busy today making stops throughout the state. He started his day in Gonzales, where he took part in a service honoring Veterans all. He gave his speech at Veterans Memorial Park.
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