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CES Veterans Day Program

Crestline Elementary held it's Veteran's Day Program on Friday, November 9th. The 5th graders sang songs directed by our music teachers, Janet Nelson and Laurie Butler. Several of the students talked about why a veteran is a hero.  Before the program began, there was breakfast in the lunchroom for all the Veteran's and their families.  There were 80 attending veterans and 130 veterans honored.   One was a Normandy veteran, Charlie Nelson, who is 94 years old. Charlie lives in Greensboro, AL and has been a long time friend of the Cooks.  He served in the US Navy during WWII as Acting Chief Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class.  He was a sailor on the deck of a light ship tank which landed on Omaha Beach in the third wave at 8:30 AM on D-Day. He and his fellow sailors delivered artillery and removed the wounded for transport back to England.  He estimates that he made between 47 and 51 trips across the English Channel supplying the Normandy Invasion.  He is joined to today by his daughter Louise Nelson Beverett and her husband Jim. Also, Laura Canterbury's father, Larry Stevenson, an Air Force Brigadier General came and spoke to the children and at the Veteran's Day Program.  Bennett Pearce's family friend, Captain Harvey Morgan, Turned 100 years old in August. Served as a bomb disposal specialist in WWII in the Army.  Mountain Brook grad, Jack Royer, CBS 42 Anchor, was our emcee for the program. After the program, all the veteran's and their families were invited to attend a reception held in the lunchroom.  


Veterans Day