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OCSD5 schools to honor veterans on November 10 with programs, free breakfast

OCSD5 schools to honor veterans on November 10 with programs, free breakfast

On their last day of school before Veterans Day, students and staff at Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor welcomed some special guests. The Freedom Quilters of Millbury presented quilts to four veterans as a "thank you" for their service.

Su Valley Jr/Sr High School Principal, Lisa Shelby wrapped it up with encouraging words for everyone who attended the ever popular and uplifting Assembly that honors the many Veterans who call the Upper Susitna Valley home.

Hair Cuttery's Veterans Day Share-A-Haircut program will be from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m.

Students were reminded about what Veterans Day means and encouraged to always show thanks to America's veterans. Prior to the start of the assembly, veterans visited students in the classrooms for a quick Q&A session before heading to the gymnasium to be honored.

UT will dedicate its new Veterans Resource Center on the ground floor of Hodges Library at 10 a.m. Friday, November 17.

That's just one of many events to honor all American veterans in Gillette. Veterans will receive complimentary catered lunch, gift baskets with nutrition and tasty treats, a chance to win incredible door prizes, program recognition. Keynote speaker is veteran Alfred Coon. Alexander Thompson and Emily Knitter, both non-traditional veteran students, coordinated the event.

Free auto wash for veterans and military personnel from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.at Westville vehicle Wash, 800 S. State St.to honor and recognize those that have and are serving. Program speaker is VFW Post Commander Pete Hersom. Then on Veterans Day - Saturday, November 11th - they will have the official Veterans Day recognition at 10:45 a.m. @ West Side Park.

Windsor of Savoy will hold a Veterans Day program at 1 p.m.in their Savoy Room. The featured speech will be by Army Major Gen. Donald Lynn.

Thompson said he is thankful the school had them present and also thanks the ROTC for helping them. After the Colors are retired, the FHS Choir will perform again.


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