Graham A. Barden Elementary honors veterans

Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:31 PM.

“It’s really nice to know that the people like our job that we do and what we give back to the community,” Moores said. “It’s really nice to see that they think of us that way. I think it’s a history thing. It’s good to know that the faculty and the teachers are teaching the kids the history that goes behind our forces and everything.”

Thomas Hicks, a hospital corpsman third class, was also in uniform and participated in the program with his daughter.

“She did great. I was very proud of her. I enjoyed it,” he said.

Hicks called participating in the program an honor.

“I’m not Thomas Hicks. I’m a symbol for the Navy, so it’s an honor,” Hicks said. “I’ve only been in the Navy for a couple of years, so I know that the honor and respect that I get isn’t because of something that I’ve done as much as the ones that have gone before us.”

Brown said the program went off without a hitch.

“I am so proud of our military that I wanted them to see how much we really appreciate them,” Brown said. “My husband was in the military for 10 years. We continue to see their sacrifices and then the ultimate sacrifice every day.”

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