Local Veterans Will Be Honored Tuesday at the School
Local veterans will be honored at a Take a Veteran to School Day program at Georgetown’s Forbes Middle School, Tuesday, Nov. 11. 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 Georgetown.
Take a Veteran to School programs provide a way for students to learn more about the history of Veterans Day and about the experiences of veterans from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Veterans will be honored with a breakfast at the GISD Central Office before leaving to visit several Georgetown schools. The veterans who visit Forbes Middle School will be greeted by students wearing Take a Vet to School T-shirts provided by History Channel, faculty members and representatives from Suddenlink, who will honor the hometown heroes at an assembly.
Take a Veteran to School
Breakfast: GISD Central Office, 603 Lakeway Dr.
Assembly: Forbes Middle School, 1911 NE Inner Loop
Tuesday, Nov. 11
- GISD breakfast reception, 7:30 a.m.
- Forbes Middle School assembly, 2:33 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
- Pledge of Allegiance, Student Council President Gaby Fischer
- “Star Spangled Banner” – FMS Mixed Choir
- Texas Pledge, Student Council Vice President Kelsey Johnson
- “America the Beautiful” – FMS Band, Orchestra, Choir
- Introductory Remarks, Principal Leonard Rhoads
- “What Veteran’s Day Means to Me,” essay winner reading, student Branden McDonald
- “Fanfare and Fireworks” – FMS Full Orchestra
- Introduction of Keynote Speaker, student Susan Brundidge
- Keynote Speaker Address, U.S. Naval Veteran Blake Brundidge
- “What Veteran’s Day Means to Me,” essay winner reading, student Mica Beauclair
- “Armed Forces on Parade” – FMS Band
- Recognition of Veterans, Principal Leonard Rhoads
- “What Veteran’s Day Means to Me,” essay winner reading, student Madison Denham
- “Honor and Glory” – FMS Orchestra
- Closing Remarks, Principal Leonard Rhoads
- TAPS, students Casey Gilley and Jayton Schovajsa
- Moment of Silence
Photos: Cameras are welcome during the presentation.
Interviews: Interviews available before or after event.
Angel Ortiz, Suddenlink Retail Sales Manager, 512-931-2973
Sandra Kendall, Forbes Middle School, 512-943-1890