Veterans Day ceremonies at Bossier Schools

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Friday, November 7

Veterans Assembly

Legacy Elementary

9 a.m.

Friday, November 7

Central Park Elementary

Veterans Rap and Graffiti Art

9:30 a.m.

Central Park is putting a unique spin on Veterans Day. In honor of our nation’s veterans, students will have a special presentation at 9:30 a.m. in the school gym where they will perform a Veterans “Rap” they have written and display a graffiti banner they created for the men and women who served and have served.

Friday November 7

Stockwell Place Elementary

Veterans Assembly

1 p.m.

Sunday, November 9

Veterans Honor Parade

State Fairgrounds of Louisiana

2 p.m.

A number of Bossier Parish ROTC programs will march in the Veterans Honor Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 9 at the State Fair of Louisiana, as well as school bands and organizations. ROTC cadets from Airline, Bossier and Haughton High Schools will honor their country, Parkway’s Pride of Pantherland Band will play and members of Cope Middle School’s Military Club will march.

Monday, November 10

Veterans Program

Benton Middle School

10 a.m.

Benton Middle School will present its annual Veterans Program. This year’s speaker is Billy Weatherall, owner of Christ Fit Gym and Drill Sergeant with the Army Reserves. Billy was in the infantry and deployed for a year to Afghanistan in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden immediately following the World Trade Center attacks. His missions continued, being sent to the Horn of Africa and Baghdad, Iraq.

Tuesday, November 11

Veterans Day Tattoo

Parkway High School

9 a.m.

This is a most impressive event. Each year, Parkway High School honors our veterans at its annual Veterans Day Tattoo and will do so at 9 a.m. Tuesday, November 11 in the school’s gym. This year’s ceremony will honor world renowned aviation artist and Navy veteran Roy Grinnell. Grinnell is the official artist of the Air Force Aces Association. Prior to the patriotic show, Mr. Grinnell will judge an art contest of replica “nose art” drawings by Parkway students. As for the Tattoo, it will include performances by the Saber Team, Drum Corps, Drill Team and Dance Line, as well as a “Veterans Tribute,” choral selection, service medley and final roll call. There will also be an enlistment ceremony of high school students and the event will conclude with the playing of “Taps.”

Tuesday, November 11

Assembly Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans

Princeton Elementary

9 a.m.

Princeton Elementary will host its annual assembly honoring our nation’s veterans at 9 a.m. Tuesday, November 11. This is a widely attended program. A reception will immediately follow in the Princeton Cafeteria.

Tuesday, November 11   

Greenacres Middle School

Veterans Day program

9 a.m.

The Greenacres Mustangs have a patriotic celebration planned for 9 a.m. Tuesday, November 11. Colors will be presented and the GMS band will play the National Anthem. Students invite family members with ties to the military and there are World War II veterans that attend. All veterans receive small flags to wave when anthems for each branch of the Armed Services are played.

Tuesday, November 11

“Thankful Americans”

Benton High School

9 a.m.

At 8 a.m. local veterans will be the guests of honor at a Coffee and Cakes reception in the Benton High School Library. Then at 9 a.m. in the school gym, Benton High School will present its annual Veterans Day program. This year’s theme is “Thankful Americans” and will be conducted by the LA-951 AFJROTC unit, with the Benton High School Band and Choir playing major roles. Eric Simmons from Springhill will be the guest speaker.

Tuesday, November 11

Airline High School

Veterans Day program

Airline High School’s ROTC will host a Veterans Day assembly in the newly remodeled AHS Auditorium. The program begins at 9 a.m. and will feature guest speaker Billy Weatherall, owner of Christ Fit Gym and Drill Sergeant with the Army Reserves. Billy was in the infantry and deployed for a year to Afghanistan in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden immediately following the World Trade Center attacks. His missions continued, being sent to the Horn of Africa and Baghdad, Iraq. His message is a powerful one. There will also be a Presentation of the Colors, patriotic choral selections, “Taps,” a flag folding ceremony and Retiring of the Colors.

Tuesday, November 11

Cope Middle School

Veterans Day Program

1:50 p.m.

Cope Middle School will host its annual Veterans Day Program at 1:50 p.m. in the school gym. Cope’s bands and choirs will perform several songs and there will be student readings of “Letters to the Front” and “Patriot’s Pen” essays that were school winners.