Schools gear up to honor veterans

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Area high schools will host programs and receptions to honor local veterans this week.

Cassville High School will host its 24th annual Veterans Day assembly starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 in the gymnasium.

The Junior ROTC color guard will participate in the honors ceremony. The program will include the 13 folds of the American flag and the POW/MIA chair. A distinguished veteran will also be honored.

A reception for veterans and their family members will take place following the ceremony.

All area veterans are invited to attend.

Southwest R-5 will host a breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 in the high school commons area. The program will follow at 9:30 a.m.

Fourth and fifth grade students will be singing under the direction of Christina Campbell.

Seventh through 12th grade band and choirs will perform under the direction of Glenda Dalton.

All area veterans and the community are invited to attend.

Exeter R-6 School will host its Veterans Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in the multipurpose room.

The middle school choir will provide music. A special guest speaker will make the address.

Veterans and active duty military personnel will be recognized during this event.

All veterans and community members are invited to attend. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Wheaton School District will host a Veterans Day Assembly at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the gymnasium. A Veterans Day Dinner will take place at 5 p.m. in the Family and Consumer Science classroom. Veterans and the community are invited to attend.

Shell Knob School will celebrate Veterans Day at 2:30 p.m. on Friday Nov. 9. Shell Knob students, teachers, staff, parents and community members will honor local veterans. The local Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will post colors and lead a short ceremony.

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade will sing and the middle school band will play for veterans. Student council members will give speeches in honor of the men and women who have served.

The public is invited.

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