A large crowd of parents and dignitaries along with an even larger elementary school student body turned out on Monday, Veterans Day to honor veterans and to dedicate a new flag pole at the school.

Located just in front of the elementary school campus, the flag pole was donated by the Lee Tuxhorn family who has two daughters attending school there.

Alderman Ken Saunders was the featured speaker and State Representative Mark Lowery presented the school two flags, one American and another the Arkansas flag that were flown over the Arkansas State Capitol on Aug. 15, the two-year anniversary of the new elementary building.

The schools Boy Scout Troop presented the flags and ran them up the flag pole where they’ll be on display.

A Plus Girl Scouts led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Student essay award winner Emily Buckner read her essay to the crowd while standing on a step stool to be able to reach the microphone.