Gardnerville Elementary celebrates veterans |

Gardnerville Elementary celebrates veterans

About 40 veterans representing every service were honored by Gardnerville Elementary School students on Thursday.

Hundreds of students watched the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard present color, pledged allegiance to the flag and participated in a patriotic play as part of the annual event that started off the Veterans Day weekend.

Wyatt Estes led the pledge of allegiance because his father, Bryan is in the Army Reserves.

Camden Flory was selected to read a history of Veterans Day because his father, Greg, is a retired Army master sergeant.

“We have several staff members who have family members who are serving here and abroad, or who have been lost,” Principal Shannon Brown.

A chair in the front row was left open for service members who have

“We can do what we do in the United States of America because of the people who are sitting up here in front of you,” Brown said in calling for a round of applause for the veterans.