Bossier Schools to observe Veterans Day with special events

Local schools will honor our nation’s veterans in grand fashion with special ceremonies, programs, breakfasts and other events. Bossier Schools encourages veterans to attend any of these events.
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Sunday, November 8
State Fairgrounds of Louisiana Veterans Parade — 2 p.m.

Various groups from Bossier Schools are proud to be participating in the Veterans Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 8 at the State Fair of Louisiana. JROTC will be honoring our nation’s veterans as well as marching bands, cheer and dance groups and twirlers.

Tuesday, November 10
W.T. Lewis Elementary — 7:30 a.m.

W.T. Lewis Elementary will host its annual Military Appreciation Breakfast for their military families and special guests. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria.

Haughton Middle School — 8:30 a.m.
The Haughton Middle School Bucs will be honoring our nation’s heroes at a Veterans Day Assembly and also celebrating 8th graders who recently completed the Aerospace program. The Haughton High School JROTC Color Guard will present the Colors and a presentation will be shown of all current veterans from Haughton Middle School and the surrounding community. Sgt. (Retired) Brett Barrow will also be giving awards to all of the 8th grade students following their two-week Aerospace class.


Wednesday, November 11
Benton High School — 8 a.m. Breakfast in School Library; 9 a.m. BMS Gym
The Benton High School AFJROTC LA-951 is looking forward to making this year’s salute to veterans the best yet. The day will begin with a breakfast for local veterans and military members at 8 a.m. in the school library. All veterans are welcome to attend and visit over pastries and coffee. A community-wide ceremony will follow at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (Retired) George Finck will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited.

Meadowview Elementary — 8:30 a.m.
Meadowview Elementary will honor veterans by presenting a Veterans Day program at 8:30 a.m. In addition to student performances, the Rose Park Baptist Church  Choir will perform “Salute to the Armed Forces.”

Princeton Elementary — 9 a.m.
The Princeton Patriots will show their patriotism at their school’s annual Veterans’ Day program at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium. The public is welcome to attend. A reception for all veterans and their families will be held in the cafeteria following the assembly.

Greenacres Middle School — 9 a.m.
Students at Greenacres Middle School will orchestrate an impressive Veterans’ Day Assembly, featuring 95-year-old Sr. MSgt. (Retired) Ray Urban as guest speaker. SMSgt. Urban retired from the U.S. Marines Corps and is a cherished community leader in Bossier City. A slide presentation will also be a part of the program, honoring veterans who are family members of Greenacres students, staff and faculty. Special music will also be presented by the GMS band and students in advanced and intermediate violin.

Parkway High School — 9 a.m.
It is one of the most highly anticipated Veterans Day events and will return for a seventh year at Parkway High School. The 7th Annual Veterans Day Tattoo Ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. in the boys gymnasium. This year, four local Air Force crew members that participated in a little known, but historical combat operation called “Operation: SECRET SQUIRREL” will be recognized and presented with the Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal. This year’s program will feature the school Saber Team, Drum Corps, Dance Line, “A Veterans Tribute” choral selection, a Final Roll Call includes “Taps,” an enlistment ceremony of high school students and more. A reception and short social will follow the ceremony in the library.

Haughton High School (Boys Gym) — 9 a.m. Reception; 9:30 a.m. Ceremony
Haughton High School will be hosting a Veterans Day event, saluting our veterans. A reception for all veterans will be held at 9 a.m. Everyone who has served or is still serving our country is welcome to attend. A public ceremony will follow at 9:30 a.m. in the Boys Gym.

Sun City Elementary — 9:30 a.m.
A Veterans Day assembly will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Sun City Elementary. The program will include 3rd graders singing patriotic songs and students introducing their military parent(s) and/or grandparent(s).

Benton Middle School — 1 p.m.
Benton Middle School will honor veterans at an assembly slated for 1 p.m. at the school.

Central Park Elementary — 1 p.m.
“We’ve Got the VICTORY! Honoring Our WWII Heroes” is the theme for Central Park Elementary School’s 2015 Veterans Day Celebration. The Bossier City Fire Department will Post the Colors and students from Pre-K to 5th grade will be taking part in the program, offering words of tribute, songs and dance. The grand finale will be when 5th grade students present the Central Park Eagle Military Cadence. The public is encouraged to attend.

Bellaire Elementary — 1:30 p.m.
First graders at Bellaire Elementary will be honoring veterans with a program at 1:30 p.m. The Bellaire Bombers invite everyone to attend.

Cope Middle School — 1:45 p.m.
The Cope Cougars’ annual Veterans Day program will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the school gym. Senator Barrow Peacock will be in attendance. All Cope military families, as well as the public, are invited to attend. Students will recite readings from the “Letters to the Front” campaign and “Patriot’s Pen” contest. Cope’s advanced bands and choirs will also perform.

Plain Dealing Middle/High School — 2 p.m.
The Plain Dealing Lions will be presenting a Veterans’ Day assembly at 2 p.m. followed by the chance for students to interact with veterans. Students will be broken into groups and veterans will rotate and speak to as many as time allows. The community is welcome to attend.

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