Sara Hertwig
Elk Creek Elementary School students salute the flag during the national anthem preceding the Veterans Day play November 9, 2017.
Elk Creek Elementary pays tribute to local veterans

“I am a Warrior and a member of a team. ... I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. ... I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

“I am an American Soldier.”

Students, staff and community members of Elk Creek Elementary honored veterans Thursday afternoon with the school’s annual Veterans Day Play. This year, the play’s theme was the Soldier’s Creed, which the cast members — many in military-based costumes — recited during the performance.