Veterans Get A Special "Thank You" From Elementary Students

Jim Jordan who served in the 1st Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War tells Oregon City High School students about his service

Veterans Get A Special "Thank You" From Elementary Students

The George Veterans Day program will also be on Friday, November 10th at the George-Little Rock High School Gym at 10:00 a.m.

She told her classmates that when they hear the phrase, "The land of the free because of the courageous", the veterans are the fearless.

Staff and students honored the people who've served and sacrificed for our country during an event held at the Petal High School Performing Arts Building.

There will be a soup, bake and craft sale with vendors at the Beech Creek-Blanchard Fire Company Social Hall from 9 4 p.m.

Students were reminded about what Veterans Day means and encouraged to always show thanks to America's veterans.

Those wanting to honor veterans this weekend are invited to several different area events.

Preschoolers sing during Sanchez Elementary School's Veterans Day celebration. Members of Central Valley Academy's Junior ROTC program were there to present the colors while the school recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The Veterans Day event was created to honor those who are now serving, have served or have been lost. Veterans will receive complimentary catered lunch, gift baskets with nutrition and tasty treats, a chance to win incredible door prizes, program recognition. The coins were designed by Veteran Student Services and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs with permissions from UT Athletics and the various military branches.

The children wore knit hats, mittens and winter jackets as they joined veterans and military personnel in dress uniform at an outdoor ceremony Thursday morning, two days before the actual November 11 federal holiday.

Activities are open to all veterans and active duty personnel. Free chili after the program at Jewell Whyte Post 728 and at American Legion Post 210.

Brandon Elementary: Veterans Day program will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday, with Boy Scout Troup 134 assisting.

The formal Veterans Day ceremony is at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Tom Walsh Chapel at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville.

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