Area veterans and active duty military personnel were honored May 25 at the annual I Love America Day at Dyess Elementary School.

This year’s performance, entitled “I Love America 2017 – “From Sea to Shining Sea,” highlighted military families. The program featured fifth graders dressed as Founding Fathers and Mothers and included a salute to current and former members of our Armed Forces.

Following the musical presentation, all students participated in a patriotic parazde in front of the campus.

This year’s I Love America also marked the final program under the leadership of music teacher Kayla Fowler, who is retiring at the end of the school year. Mrs. Fowler served at Dyess Elementary for 19 years.