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Lexington elementary school students find creative way to honor veterans

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 20:03:07-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — One Lexington elementary school has gotten creative after having to cancel its annual assembly to honor veterans.

Honoring our nation's veterans has been a tradition every student at Dixie Magnet Elementary School participates in for the last 10 years.

"We have a huge assembly in the gymnasium, where the veterans are called one by one, by name, by rank, by their area in the military," Principal Justin Welch said.

Because of COVID-19, this year's assembly isn't happening. But with a little creativity from a music teacher, students are still able to honor our veterans in a special video.

Crystal Peters says it took about a month for her students and their families to rehearse the videos and edit them together.

"Talk about a different landscape to make your video better, the sound quality, to learn how to use two devices to make a musical program because you've got to record yourself, singing by yourself which is pretty intimidating," she said.

Peters says it's the arts that keep people connected.

"The arts aren't just something we do, it's who we are. So this opportunity has given them not only the chance to connect with our school but with our community, because the arts builds community," she said.