Nov. 4, 2022-- Veterans Day is one week away, Nov. 11, but with district schools closed for fall break next week, Hooper Avenue Elementary was not going to let an opportunity to honor its veterans fly by.
And so it was that a grand celebration took place this morning, including student performances, songs, patriotic attire and decorations, and guests of honor in the form of brave local veterans.
And that wasn't all, much to the surprise and delight of Hooper students.
After the indoor festivities, students and guests were ushered outside to the school's fields, where the crowd was treated to a live landing of a Black Hawk helicopter, piloted by Hooper Avenue parent Dave Otero. Video of the awesome "Black Hawk down" landing was captured by TRSTV, as well as Hooper teacher Richard Cicala (right).
After landing, students and guests were invited to tour the chopper. It was a fantastic, dramatic and worthy close to a morning spent honoring our veterans.