On Friday, Valley School took time to thank veterans in a ceremony of voices. Head of School, Dr. Jon Strecker, honored Marine and Valley School alumnus, First Lieutenant David Spencer Hackett, who served and died during the Vietnam War. Retired Navy Captain Jim Bendel spoke with students about the Pledge of Allegiance and the importance of being thoughtful about its meaning. The Valley School Chorale performed the National Anthem. To close the ceremony, Valley School recognized and thanked all the veterans in attendance with a presentation of the US Armed Forces medley.