Hampton Cove Christian Academy Honors National Prayer Day and Service Members

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Dozens of Hampton Cove Christian Academy students gathered around the school's flagpole on a drizzly Thursday morning for the 61st observance of the National Day of Prayer.

The school also used the opportunity to honor our country's service men and women.

"We all need to stop and think about what's really important," said Still Serving Veterans President William Webb, "and what's eternally important and it's wonderful that these young children are thinking about the National Day of Prayer and in their education learning about our country and our founding fathers."

While ranging in ages from four to seven, the event still hit close to home for these children. Two of their classmates lost their father, Chip Ramsey, while he was serving the country.

"Because of Chip Ramsey and the others that serve in the military, I think they do have an understanding," said Hampton Cove Christian Academy President T.J. Lee.

"There's a number of them that had family members and people that they knew who serve in the military or were veterans, so it's good for them to make the connection," said Webb.

Not only did the students pray together, they also recited the Pledge of Allegiance and presented Still Serving Veterans with a hand-painted American flag.

"It's a pretty good symbol because we're all the arms and legs and hands and feet that are going to be serving," said Webb.

Webb also said the organization plans to hang their new artwork in the Still Serving Veterans headquarters.