ALLEGRA BOVERMAN/Staff photo. Gloucester Daily Times. Gloucester: Veterans Memorial School fourth grader Jared Mercado carries an Army flag during the singing of Salute to the Arms Services medley of songs during the Veterans Day ceremony held at the school on Wednesday afternoon. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 112. Students sang patriotic songs such as "Bless Our Troops," "America the Beautiful," and the Star Spangled Banner. A poem titled "Veterans Day," by Cheryl Dyson, was read by student Kayla Pennimpede.