Veterans Day 2019
On Monday, November 11, 2019, CCS was honored to partner with CCS families and alumni to recognize the military service of their loved ones. The chapel began with the formal Posting of the Colors by CCS boy scouts Matthew LeForce, John Macune, Marc Coates, David Wahmhoff and Cullen Spadachene. The National Junior Honor Society officers, Owen Witschonke, Ethan John, Keaton Barbisch and Verena Shatby led the group in the pledges to our flags and the Bible. Dr. Christopher Witschonke, along with drumline/hornline students Abigail Sanders, Gavin Duke, Ashley Scott and Brandon Newell played the National Anthem.
CCS Executive Director, Dr. Jeffrey Potts, welcomed guests to this special event and spoke of the importance of remembering those who have served and are currently serving our country. Following Dr. Pott’s remarks, the audience enjoyed a performance of "Let Freedom Ring" by members of Mrs. Tania Overton’s fifth-grade music choir.
The special speaker of the day was Captain Chuck Macune who attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and served in the U.S. Army for seven years. Captain Macune is the proud parent of CCS 10th-grade student Grace Macune, CCS 11th-grade student John Macune and CCS Class of 2019 alumnus, Daniel Macune (presently a cadet at West Point).
In the final performance of the morning, the CCS High School Chorale, sang a medley of the military anthems followed by God Bless America. During this song, each veteran service member was asked to stand and be recognized by the audience as their military brand anthem was performed and a small gift was given to each veteran as a token of appreciation.
The morning concluded with the formal Retiring of the Colors and a prayer led by Executive Director, Dr. Jeffrey Potts.
Thank you to everyone who made this event a special morning where we could all say thank you to our veterans of the armed forces and to those who continue to serve our country. God bless our military and God bless America!