Photo Gallery: Waverly Elementary School holds veterans celebration

Photo by Michael Erb Waverly Elementary School third-grader Isabella Moore waves a flag while waiting for the start of Thursday’s Veterans Celebration at the school.
Photo by Michael Erb American Legion General George Post 159 members conduct a flag-folding ceremony Thursday during Waverly Elementary School’s Veterans Celebration. Two-dozen veterans attended the event.
Photo by Michael Erb United States Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tyler Moore was the guest speaker at Thursday’s Veterans Celebration at Waverly Elementary School. Moore, who served in the military for eight years and spent a year flying helicopters on rescue missions in Iraq, spoke to the students about the importance and history of Veterans Day.
Photo by Michael Erb Waverly Elementary School students hold hands over hearts during the playing of the national anthem Thursday. The school welcomed two-dozen area veterans, recognizing their service and sacrifice during Thursday’s Veterans Celebration.
Photo by Michael Erb Waverly Elementary School students cheer as the school salutes the armed services during Thursday’s Veterans Celebration.

WAVERLY — Waverly Elementary School welcomed two-dozen veterans Thursday as part of the school’s Veterans Celebration. The 24 veterans in attendance hailed from all branches of the military and eras of service.

Schools and communities throughout the area are recognizing veterans this week in honor of Veterans Day, also known as Armistice Day, which is this Sunday.