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Grandparents Day, November 26, 2019.

Grandparents came from many miles away - some even from different countries - to enjoy Grandparents Day on Tuesday. 

Norfolk Academy's Grandparents Day is an annual tradition held shortly before Thanksgiving to honor those special family members. Headmaster Dennis Manning began this year's festivities by asking everyone how far they'd come from. Some said more than 1,000 miles, while others said overseas. 

“In this Year of Belonging, let's welcome all of you!" Mr. Manning said. 

It is a school tradition that each year carries a theme at NA, and the Year of Belonging emphasizes to all students that they have a role to play in creating a welcoming and encouraging school community. For Grandparents Day, Lower School Music Teacher Rebecca Peterson dubbed this year's show, "There's Just Something About a Song to Make Us Feel Like We Belong," and she chose songs that highlight that message.

Among the hits the students sang were "Song of Peace" by Teresa Jennings, "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder, and "Blowin' in the Wind" by Bob Dylan.

“Whether a message of peace, happiness, or fulfillment, the children and I enjoyed our conversations about the lyrics and what the words mean for us as a community," Mrs. Peterson said in her director's note.

Enjoy these photos from the day!


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