Beaverton School Honors Veterans Day By Keeping Students in Class

Pilgrim Lutheran is open on traditional ‘No School’ day; invites veterans to speak, free lunch.
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - Nov. 10, 2015 - PRLog -- Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day, a holiday for most schools. But at Pilgrim Lutheran  Christian School in downtown Beaverton, November 11th will be a school day like no other – including history lessons from local war veterans, a complimentary lunch served for veterans by student leaders and alumni, and an all-school assembly.

Pilgrim Lutheran School’s faculty, staff, parents, students and the church’s Director of Christian Education, Andrea Gehrke, are all working together to plan this special day with the goals of honoring our veterans while students learn about veterans in the community.

To prepare, Pilgrim’s students are practicing special songs to sing, making thank you cards, and creating “Wall of Honor” decorations. At lunch, students will sit alongside veterans to learn about their military experience. In morning classes, some grades will discuss contributions of our country’s war vets and learn history of U.S. wars. Others will have in depth discussions with veterans as guest speakers. The assembly will feature student songs and remarks to thank veterans for their service.

The school’s lunch coordinator, Sarah Olson, with the help of volunteer parents and alumni, is preparing four times the normal lunches for invited veterans and students. The school gym will be transformed into a ‘mess hall’ and middle school students involved in student leadership will serve lunch.

“What better way is there to learn history, than from the experiences and stories of those who have lived it? So Pilgrim is inviting veterans from the school and church community and from the whole Beaverton area so our students can learn from them while they thank them for their service.” says Chris Herold, Principal at Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School. Veterans planning to attend include those who served on the beaches of Normandy, in the jungles of Vietnam, and in the Middle East.

This is the third year the school has chosen to stay open during this holiday.


Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School is accredited by both AdvancED and National Lutheran Schools Accreditation (NLSA). It offers exceptional academic programs for Preschool – 8th grade students.

About Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School

Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School equips children from preschool through eighth grade for life. Pilgrim has student-teacher ratios averaging 15 students per grade. Pilgrim students have a history of strong academic achievement, and well-developed life skills that allow most graduates to go on to the high schools and colleges of their choice.

For more information call our school office 503-644-8697 or email More information can be found by visiting

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