A Time to Pause, Reflect & Recognize those who have Served

In observation of Veterans’ History Awareness Month in North Carolina, Lake Lure Classical Academy honors the staff members and family members of staff, who have served our country in the military, and who continue to serve the students and families of our community. 

We are also especially proud of the way in which our students and staff honored Veterans this past week, that we wanted to share more information about that with you.

Enjoy the long weekend, remembering the enormous blessings and freedoms that we have because of the sacrifices of America's Military and its Veterans.

Together for Excellence,

Barbara Cohen, School Director


This Week's program at LLCA paid Tribute to Area Veterans

Raptor families and members of the community were treated to a special Veterans’ Day Program this week at the Raptor Center on the campus of Lake Lure Classical Academy.

The program began with recognition of all Veterans in the audience and included the Pledge of Allegiance and a performance of the Star-Spangled Banner by 9th-grade soloist, Kinley Waters.

Students, Cartiere Tate read her original essay and Anna Sias read her original poem.

First-grade students sang America the Beautiful, while the 4th and 5th grade performed, “You are our Heroes,” featuring trios of Francesca Cunto, Delaney Cullen, Natalie Smith, Brody Helms, Colby Calhoun, and Rylan McIntosh

The 5th-grade class sang God Bless the USA while the 2nd and 3rd-grade classes performed, This Land is your Land.

The program also included a special Tribute Slideshow to LLCA’s staff family of Veterans and a speech by Mr. Richard E. Hill, wife of elementary school music teacher, Peggy Hill

The 4th Grade Class performed a drumming salute to all Veterans.


LLCA students participated in the special Veteran's Day program at Rumbling Bald Resort in partnership with the Town of Lake Lure.

Pictured above, LLCA's very own Drum Corps!

LLCA Students Create Thank You Cards for Veterans

Under the leadership of school counselors, Corrie Sias and Kristin Collette, K-8th grade students created thoughtful thank you cards for area Veterans.

"We were able to put these cards into the hands of hundreds of local Veterans," Ms. Sias said.

The cards were distributed to:  

  • To LLCA Veterans attending the Veteran’s Day assembly
  • The Retreat at Gaffney, a South Carolina Assisted living facility for Veterans
  • Carolina Village, a Hendersonville, NC Assisted living facility, Veterans Day party
  • Guiding Reins, a Campobello, SC Equine-Assisted Wellness program for Veterans and First Responders

Special thanks to 8th grader Rachel Russell and teacher Nancy Sarrat for helping to distribute cards to the assisted living facilities.


P.S. - Did you know that Veteran's Day is only ONE day out of the entire month that you can honor and pay tribute to America's Veterans and its active Military?

November is officially National Veterans and Military Families Month.

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