The Veteran’s Day chapel at Mount Paran Christian School recently honored veterans for their service. During the ceremony, each veteran who attended was led in a procession with an audience of more than 1,100 students. The men and women were accompanied by a student, faculty or staff member to whom they were related.
The MPCS chorus performed, and each branch of the military was honored with the corresponding song and the carrying of the military flag. Pastor David Campbell of Due West Methodist Church was the keynote speaker. He highlighted his time as an Army Reserve Chaplain in 2003 when he was mobilized for a year in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as Post Chaplain for Camp Slayer, home of the Iraq Survey Group.
The chapel tradition at Mount Paran Christian School serves as a way to honor veterans and show them gratitude. It also provides an opportunity to educate students about unsung heroes. Students had the opportunity to learn history from people who lived it.