Havelock Elementary School had a wonderful time honoring and celebrating local veterans during its Ride a Bike for a Vet Parade!

“I have has always wanted to be able to host an event like this since my daughter was involved in one many years ago. Since Havelock Elementary is located near Cherry Point and the community has such a high regard for veterans there is no better place to host a yearly event such as the Bike Parade!” Principal Kathy Barber said.

Not only were the student’s decorated bikes the main attraction, the Havelock High School JROTC joined in the celebration by conducting the Colors Ceremony. Once all the flags were in place, Havelock Mayor, Will Lewis, led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Havelock High School Marching Band played the National Anthem along with a variety of patriotic music and the Havelock Rams Football Team, along with the Havelock Middle School Cheerleaders, helped the students as they rode their bikes with patriotic pride around the front of the school!

It was an awesome day with lots of smiles and songs for our veterans. Many local veterans were in attendance to enjoy the celebration and were given student-made cards and banners. This is an annual event that the school feels is an important activity that not only celebrates Veterans Day but helps our local veterans see how important their service is and how appreciated they are. It is also a great way to teach our students some of the curriculum while honoring veterans and having some fun!