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