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Liberty Day 2017

Liberty Day, StoneBridge's annual tribute to our military, is on Monday, February 20, at 8:45 a.m.  The highlight of this event is a candle lighting ceremony, where students light a candle to honor the service of family members, living and deceased.  Armed Forces veterans, active duty, and retired members are invited to participate in this ceremony with their students.  A slideshow with pictures of these military service members is also presented during this special day.  Lower School students received information about Liberty Day in their communication folders.  Upper School students will receive their forms in the mail.  A copy of the form is available at the bottom of this page.

 

First year StoneBridge families or families who have not participated in the past: To participate in the ceremony and/or slideshow, please submit the Liberty Day form (sent home in children's folders, mailed, or attached) or photographs to the front desk or your child's teacher, no later than Friday, February 3.  You may also email the form and photographs to meredith.beesing@stonebridgeschool.com.

 

All past participants of the Liberty Day ceremony: The information we have on file is attached to the form that was sent home in your child's folder or mailed to Upper School families.  Please verify if all of the information is the same, requires updates, and if your child(ren)'s will participate in the ceremony, no later than Friday, February 3.  You may also notify by email at meredith.beesing@stonebridgeschool.com

 

This year's theme is "Preserving Our Freedom."  StoneBridge looks forward to honoring the men and women who protect our liberty.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Are all military family members allowed to participate?  Yes! Parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, extended family, and close family friends are all welcome.  Those who are able to attend the ceremony may walk with their SBS relative in the candle-lighting ceremony.  If none are able to attend, the children walk alone as representatives of their military family members.
  2. Do I need to submit pictures?  The pictures are used in a slideshow that is shown before and during the ceremony.  Pictures are not necessary to participate.  
  3. How does the candle-lighting ceremony work?  During the Liberty Day Chapel, students and military members who are participating in the ceremony are asked to leave the sanctuary to line up for the processional.  In the Lower School hallway, the students and military members are organized by the student's last name.  The students (with or without military members) form a line and are announced from the rear of the sanctuary.  The processional walks to the front of the sanctuary, where they light a candle.  Military service members are then asked to go on stage and children return to their seats.  At the conclusion of the processional, the military anthems are sung.
If you have additional questions, please contact Meredith Beesing.