Two students receive special message at Hinchcliffe Veterans Day assembly

Gavin (left) and Connor (right) were surprised by their mother, Kimberly Smith, with a video greeting from their dad, Adam, who is deployed overseas until the Spring.
(O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

The annual Veterans Day breakfast and assembly at Hinchcliffe Elementary School held a special surprise for two students.

Third-grader Gavin Smith and his brother, first-grader Connor Smith, were sitting peacefully among the large group of students, teachers, and guests celebrating Veterans Day when Principal Kristie Belobrajdic called them up to the front. As the two came forward, so did their mother, Kimberly.

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