Meramec Elementary students and staff celebrated some of their favorite veterans with a special breakfast on Veterans Day. Students invited their parents, grandparents and other family members who served their country to join the students for a delicious breakfast prior to the start of the school day on Friday, Nov. 11. Following the breakfast, the students invited their guests to join them in class for their morning meeting.
The Veterans Day breakfast was held in conjunction with Meramec’s annual celebration of World Kindness Week. In addition to the breakfast, students, staff and their families raised $8,880 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the American Cancer Society in honor of students in the District who are fighting childhood cancer. They also donated sack lunches for the homeless people served by Peter and Paul Community Services through Meramec’s annual Lunches of Love program.