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The students at Highland Elementary focused their ceremony on the book “America’s White Table” which is a picture book explaining the tradition of the Remembrance Table.
The Remembrance Table, a tradition begun by the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association after the Vietnam War, has spread to represent all branches of the armed forces as a way to remember active duty, retired, fallen, and missing soldiers.
Students listened and “watched” the story, by placing the book under a document camera and projecting the illustrations onto a large screen so the students could both hear and see the story.
After hearing the story, the students set their own Remembrance Table with all of the symbols from the storystudent leaders placed each item on the table and read aloud its significance.
Afterwards, a moment of silence was held to honor and remember all American veterans.