A celebration of note in the Lisbon Community occurred at the elementary school on Friday, Nov. 3, where the entire school, dressed in red, white and blue, celebrated Veterans’ Day and honored over 50 veterans living in our community. This celebration began with 15 Patriot National Guard members roaring in on their motorcycles, most sporting patriotic flags and leaving them parked in the driveway for the students to see. This group consisted of riders from American Legion Post 223 as well as riders from Reisterstown and Towson. As the honorees stood on the stage, the colors were presented by Scout Troop No. 827 and all sang “The Star Spangled Banner” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” A poem, “Special Thanks to our Veterans” was read. Each veteran then stood to be named and have his service division honored. Speeches by Ted Nettles, drill sergeant in the U.S. Army and a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, and Pete McHugh, U.S. Army Veteran, ambulance helicopter pilot and past commander of Walter Reed Medical Center followed. Students watched and cheered, especially those who were thrilled when their parents in uniform stood and were acknowledged. A special event was McHugh sharing his pilot’s helmet and gloves which he wore while flying. The Scouts were excited to be able to try them on and share them with one another. Ceremonies terminated with the singing of “America, America” and a wonderful breakfast for the honorees. The students handed out drawings and thank you letters to each of them. Those who sat with the honorees were able to see the real emotion exhibited by them at their recognition. Unsung heroes of this event were members of the and Lisbon Smiles and Cheers Committee, Judy Duvall and Chris Johnson, as well as the administration and remaining staff of the school. Good job, Lisbon Elementary. It was an inspiring and memorable activity to witness.