A different Veterans Day

Not sure I could write more about these unusual times than has been written. The uncertainty caused by the pandemic continues as cases are spiking around the country. Families and friends are rethinking Thanksgiving traditions, changing plans, in some cases sacrificing this year in order to hopefully have many more in the future.
Veterans Day was different this year. While some schools usually have programs and ceremonies to honor our veterans, few did that this year. In fact, we know of observances only at Escambia County Middle School. There may have been others, but ECMS is the only one we know about.
On Tuesday, November 10 (school was out November 11, Veterans Day), students placed flags at the front of the campus (see related article, page 1).
Also on Tuesday, students created posters and gave them to the residents of William F. Green State Veterans Home in Bay Minette. According to ECMS counselor Cordia Lee, the project included seventh- and eighth-graders and was co-sponsored by Tyler Parker, seventh-grade civics and geography teacher, and Jon Durant, eighth-grade world history teacher. Cordia said the gift was well received by the veterans home, as the residents have little to no contact with the outside world due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Shown below are students with their posters, from left, sitting, Tyliah Crook, Kylie Green, Caleb Shoemaker, Charm Brown, Rihanna Williams; standing, Enaf Almatari, Ariyana Young, Imari Lemon, Ashley Parra, Briyanna Milton, Anyia McCants, Jamarrion Hooks, Cecilia Noll, Semaj Brand, Janyria Dortch