Austin Middle School Celebrates Take a Veteran to School Day

| November 05, 2012 | |

Local Veterans Will Be Honored Wednesday at the School

State Representative Walter “Four” Price and Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole will join students and faculty members in honoring hometown heroes at a Take a Veteran to School Day program at Amarillo’s Austin Middle School, Wednesday, Nov. 7.  The Take a Veteran to School Day project is part of a national initiative by the History Channel and Suddenlink Communications, which provides cable services in Amarillo.   A formal program will be presented at an assembly in the school auditorium, followed by lunch in the gym.

What:              Take a Veteran to School Day

Where:           Austin Middle School, 1808 Wimberly Road

When:             Wednesday, Nov. 7 – 10 a.m. to approximately Noon

10:00 “America the Beautiful,” Austin Orchestra

10:05 Presentation of Colors, Tascosa NJROTC Lt. Cmdr. Dwight G. Rawls, USN (Ret.)
National Anthem – selected Choir Members
Pledge of Allegiance, Student Council President Anna Kay Reeves

10:10 Welcome, Andrea Morris, AMS Librarian and U.S. Army Veteran

10:15 Choral Essay, Mrs. Mueller’s Pre-AP Class

10:20 “United We Stand,” All-Region Choir Members

10:25 Guest Speaker, Capt. John Gage, U.S. Army Veteran

10:50 “Musical Salute to the Armed Forces,” Austin Orchestra,directed by Jill Bradford; “Taps”

11:00 Closing Comments, Austin Middle School Principal David Vincent

11:00 Lunch in gym for veterans, Student Council, and invited guests                        

Photos/          Cameras are welcome during the presentation.

Interviews:   Interviews available before or after event.

Contacts:       Carrie Irwin, Suddenlink Marketing Manager, 806-331-4645

Andrea Morris, Librarian, Austin Middle School, 806-326-3014