Thursday morning, Sanchez Elementary School held its annual Veterans Day celebration, and invited local veterans to be their honored guests.
A communitywide Veterans Day Salute will begin with breakfast at 8 a.m. Friday in the Hudson Gym.
That's part of the reason the school's annual "Veterans assembly" continues to be a hit with staff, students and area vets, according to principal Nancy Melonas.
Hair Cuttery's Veterans Day Share-A-Haircut program will be from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m. "I think that is what makes our Veterans Day assembly so special, because the veterans are actually relatives of our students".
The event, held two days before Veterans Day, brought students together with members of the nearby Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7472 and other veterans for readings, music and tributes - including a performance of "The Brave" by the school's fourth- and fifth-grade chorus.
"As educators, we are fortunate to have such a strong veteran presence in Howard County", said Martirano in a statement. Veterans will receive complimentary catered lunch, gift baskets with nutrition and tasty treats, a chance to win incredible door prizes, program recognition.More news: Veterans to be honored Friday
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At 11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, the honor guard will present a remembrance ceremony at Hillcrest Cemetery in Deer Lodge.
The veterans day program in Sibley will be on Friday, November 10th at the Sibley-Ocheyedan High School. Free chili after the program at Jewell Whyte Post 728 and at American Legion Post 210. Keynote speaker is veteran Alfred Coon.
The Carolina Veterans Resource Center supports military affiliated students with their student lives at the University.
Activities are open to all veterans and active duty personnel.
Southridge Elementary, 8:45 a.m. The featured speech will be by Army Major Gen. Donald Lynn. After the Colors are retired, the FHS Choir will perform again. Members of Central Valley Academy's Junior ROTC program were there to present the colors while the school recited the Pledge of Allegiance.