Correction: Louis Pizitz Middle School’s first Living History Day program was hosted Nov. 8, 2002 and was facilitated by then faculty member Jane Sharp along with then principal David Miles.
Students at Louis Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia Hills took part in a celebration of America’s veterans on Nov. 5.
Pizitz Principal Chris Pennington said he was grateful to school staff and the Parent Teacher Organization for finding a way to safely host the event this year.
“This is a very important tradition for our school and a great opportunity for us to show our respect for all those who served our country,” Pennington said.
The first Living History Day was celebrated on Nov. 8, 2002, spearheaded by faculty member Jane Sharp and then principal David Miles.
This year’s event was celebrated in a socially distant format, beginning with a parade of veterans.
About 50 vehicles participated in the parade, which traveled around the school’s mile-long carpool loop, with Pizitz students and staff watching along the route.
At the end of the parade, the 81st Division of the U.S. Army Band Brass Quintet performed “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Veterans in attendance participated in the performance and viewed the new Wall of Heroes display in the school’s front promenade.
Following the parade, students watched a live-stream performance of the Pizitz Middle School choir and symphonic band alongside a slideshow celebrating veterans, submitted by students and staff.
– Emily Williams