Drake Elementary came together to celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11, 2013. The staff and students took part in a number of activities throughout the morning to honor and show respect to these brave men and women. Some of these activities included: a breakfast for Veterans, a patriotic flag raising ceremony with the rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, and a special assembly for the guests and students. Hats off to the entire Drake staff, especially to music teacher Mrs. Gonczy and art teacher Mrs. Solecki, and Drake students for organizing such a remarkable event that brought the school and community together to recognize our veterans and appreciate the freedoms we have as American citizens. It is because of these courageous men and women that American is known as The Land of The Free and The Home of The Brave.