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November 10, 2013

Westside Elementary to present Veterans Day program

CLAREMORE —

Westside Elementary third grade students and the combined fourth and fifth grade honor choir, Striped Pipes, will perform a tribute to veterans at 7 p.m. Monday at the Robson Performing Arts Center. 
The program “Eleven, Eleven: Remember,” will feature a presentation by the Claremore High School Color Guard and an “Eleven, Eleven March,” displaying every US military branch flag. 
Students, led by Westside music teacher Cathy Crawford, will perform songs in support of veterans and troops currently serving in the military.
“In the past, Westside has done Veterans Day programs that were very adult-driven, and we just decided this year, it was going to be more student-driven,” said Crawford. 
Crawford said Westside is known for supporting veterans and troops, and she wanted to continue the tradition with a concert. 
“This concert will be something meaningful, not only for the veterans and attendees, but also these students. It’s really cool when you can get through to these kids about what’s important in life,” she said. “Sometimes they get it  and sometimes they don’t, and I think this time they got it. I watched some of them when we were first learning the songs, who were tearing up as much as I was singing about our heroes.”
Crawford said she wanted the children to understand that the program is about acknowledging and honoring those who have served and remembering those who have fallen.
The Striped Pipes Honor Choir will make their official singing debut during the concert with “American Tears” following a combined performance of the “Eleven, Eleven March” and “Star-Spangled Banner” with third grade students. 
Other songs include: “Free Like Me,” “In Service of our Country,” “Bless our Troops,” “You are our Heroes,” “Candle for Remembering/Taps” and “Proud of Our Veterans.”

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