5-10-2017 – Corona – The 8th annual El Cerrito Middle “Salutes Our Veterans” event continued the tradition of bringing the community together to honor Veterans. With nearly 70 Veterans and over 200 8th grade students in attendance, Principal Shelly Yarbrough stood in awe at another successful event.

Students did indeed come dressed for the occasion. They cheered and clapped enthusiastically as they welcomed their special guest with a red carpet entrance.

This event allows the students the unique opportunity to hear first-hand the experience of being in the different branches of the US Armed Forces and the sacrifices it entails. Students listened attentively with fascination as Veterans talked about the reality of being in combat. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions and look at special memorabilia collected by Veterans during their years in the military.

A very special “thank you” to Mr. Steven Case and Ms. Jessica Johnson for all their time and dedication in coordinating this event. If you would like more information about El Cerrito Middle School Salutes our Veterans Event, please contact Ms. Johnson at  jgjohnson@cnusd.k12.ca.us.

Check out a few photos below!