Tara Elementary fourth-grader Nathan Niver proudly led his school and the rest of his fourth-grade classmates in singing "God Bless America," but he never spoke a single word.
Nathan, who is completely deaf, smiled as signed the song in front of his peers Nov. 9 during a performance called "American's WE!" — a tribute to military veterans. The rest of the fourth-grade class learned the song in sign language and signed and sang along before a full auditorium.
Children celebrated military veterans with songs such as "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Fifty Nifty United States."