Small Town Times December Newsletter - Page 3

The high school choir sang the American Celebration and On Veteran’s Day. John Zimmer presented his essay on Why My Vote Matters. The program proceeded with the 5th and 6th graders showing a pre-interview with Veteran Mr. Miguel Vega, Rebecca Vega’s husband about his war experience. The program ended with K-2nd graders in a pre-recorded video about being thankful for our Veterans before introducing the Veterans in attendance at the program. All videos showed during the program can be viewed on You Tube accessible through the Litchfield school website at Other notables of the event was the Wall of Honor that was created by the 5th & 6th grade as you entered the gymnasium of all the family war heroes and Veterans. A picture is included below of this. A special thanks to Heather Paitz for accompanying the singing groups and the staff at Litchfield for organizing and planning the Veterans Day Program. Why My Vote Matters Essay The Litchfield high school government class participated in the VFW contest of Voice of Democracy. The topic was “Why my Vote Matters”. John Zimmer’s essay was selected to be read at the Veterans Program. His speech is included on the following page. Above: Wall of Honor created by the 5th and 6th grade class honoring Veterans. 3