Battle Of Crooked Billet
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Friday, April 29, 2011
Hundreds of parents came out to see kids donning colonial-era garb, singing and dancing Friday morning.
Singing. Dancing. Clapping. Cheering. The Revolutionary War couldn't have been as much fun as commemorating it was Friday morning as Crooked Billet Elementary School students and staff, dressed in period clothing, remembered the battle fought on the school grounds May 1, 1778. The outdoor ceremony, which featured a flag-raising with assistance from fifth-graders Nicholas Chapman and Adam Suder and the Pledge of Allegiance led by fifth-grader Rachel Branco, paid tribute to those who fought for our freedom 233 years ago. Students sang, read essays and fifth-graders danced the Virginia Reel as hundreds of parents, grandparents and other spectators snapped pictures, shot video and watched proudly. The hour-long ceremony took on an air of …