Cedar Hill students honor local veterans with a drive-through parade

Posted by Brittany Ruess on 11/13/2020 11:00:00 AM

Cedar Hill students waved American flags, held "thank you" signs, and cheered, "Thank you for your service" as local veterans drove through the school's parking lot and playground on Veterans Day. 

This school year, schools can not allow non-essential visitors inside due to COVID-19 guidelines. Every year, Cedar Hill, like many schools in JC Schools, hosts veterans and students' families for a Veterans Day assembly. 

While the traditional Veterans Day assembly wasn't possible, Cedar Hill music teacher Chloe Phillips and counselor Jessica Engler decided to get creative. They came up with the idea of a "reverse" parade. Students would cheer on veterans as they drove by in their cars. 

The parade was a success, with many local veterans participating. It was also a touching experience as many left the parking lot crying happy tears. 

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Cedar Hill Vets Day Reverse Parade

Cedar Hill Vets Day Reverse Parade

Cedar Hill Vets Day Reverse Parade

Cedar Hill Vets Day Reverse Parade

Cedar Hill Vets Day Reverse Parade

Cedar Hill Vets Day Reverse Parade

Cedar Hill Vets Day Reverse Parade