The second-graders at Honeoye Falls-Lima’s Manor School presented “America…A Proud Nation” to celebrate Flag Day on June 14. The musical tribute to the country was presented to Manor School students during the day and then again at night for an appreciative audience of family and friends.
The second-graders began the program by singing “We Love the USA”. With Joey Borrelli (as George Washington) narrating at times, each class then presented a song. Students from Mr. Wilson’s class performed “The United States.” Mrs. Leonard’s/Miss Cozzolino’s class members sang “The Star Spangled Banner” as members of the Honeoye Falls American Legion Post #664, Lima’s American Legion Post #252 and Lima’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #26 marched in to present the colors. All seven second-grade classes recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” Students of Mrs. Patton performed “America, America”. Mrs. Graney’s class sang “Yankee Doodle.”
A slideshow of soldiers followed with many of the photos being of family members of second grade students. That was accompanied by all the second-graders singing “Thank You Soldiers”. All the students offered a “Taps Prologue” with quotes.
Students in Mr. Fallon’s class sang “America the Beautiful”. Students of Mrs. Erickson presented the song “Famous Americans.” The students in Mrs. Fleming’s class sang “Proud to be an American” also known as “God Bless the USA” which was made famous by singer Lee Greenwood.