CALDWELL, NJ — In observance of Veterans Day this year, Trinity Academy welcomed and honored relatives and community members who served in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

Led by choir director, Joanne Speigel, the Trinity Choir sang patriotic songs and thanked all service members with a specially written "Thank You" and a prayer.

“It was a lovely afternoon," said Linda Payonzeck, principal of Trinity Academy. "This experience was a wonderful way for our youngest students to understand the true meaning of this holiday. Rather than taking the day off, our students had an opportunity to meet and thank those who have served for us.

"We will be hosting this event again next Veterans Day, and we hope even more veterans from outside our Trinity Academy community will choose to attend.”