By Shaun Szkolnik
For the Journal
TRUSSVILLE – On Thursday, Nov. 9, members of the Magnolia Elementary school choir presented a stirring tribute to the men and women of our armed forces.
The choir, dressed in red, white and blue, performed the National Anthem, Alabama, America and My Country Tis of Thee.
The elementary-aged singers then launched into a medley honoring each branch of service with their respective service hymns. Veterans in the audience were encouraged to stand and be honored when the song, representing their branch, was performed. The children saluted each and every veteran and at the end of the medley, the entire school gave our veterans a standing ovation.
The kids then launched into a rousing rendition of You’re a Grand Old Flag; using the old George M. Cohen number to cap off a performance they have spent all school year preparing for.