Katy Texas News
Posted November 11, 2010
Third grade students at Michael Griffin Elementary paid tribute to veterans and the serving military with a concert of patriotic songs.
Following months of diligent practice under the guidance of music teachers Cynthia Brodt and Jason Ritchie, the students took to a stage festooned with a giant American flag, balloons and sparking musical notes. Cub Scouts from DensÂ 2 and 5 ofÂ Pack 281 led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American and Texas flags prior to the concert.
There was standing room only as a large audience of family and friends packed the school gym. The students encouraged the audience to join them in singing â€œMy Country Tis of Theeâ€ and â€œAmerica the Beautiful.â€ For the finale, Principal Jackie Keithan invited veterans from the community to join the students on stage so their personal service could be recognized.