Williams Elementary School Celebrates Take a Veteran to School Day

| November 09, 2015 | |

Local Veterans Will Be Honored Wednesday at the School

State Representative Marsha Farney and Suddenlink employees will join Williams Elementary School students and faculty as they honor local veterans at a Take a Veteran to School Day program, Wednesday, Nov. 11.  The Take a Veteran to School Day project is part of a national initiative by the History Channel and Suddenlink, 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 Williams Elementary School will be greeted by students wearing Take a Vet to School wristbands provided by History Channel, faculty members and representatives from Suddenlink, who will honor the hometown heroes at an assembly.

What: Take a Veteran to School

Where: Breakfast: GISD Central Office, 603 Lakeway Dr. Georgetown, TX

Assembly:  Williams Elementary School, 509 W. University Ave. Georgetown, TX

When: Wednesday, Nov. 11

GISD breakfast reception

  • 7:30 a.m. A ceremony by the flagpole featuring the NJROTC Liberty Battalion Honor Guard and The Accidentals a Capella singing group will honor all veterans in attendance.
  • Immediately following the ceremony, a continental breakfast reception sponsored by Suddenlink Communications will be held in the board room.

Williams Elementary School Assembly 9:30 – 10:30

  •  9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Posting of Colors, Boys and Girl Scouts
  • Pledges
  • “My Country,‘Tis of Thee,” all  5th grade students
  • Guest Speaker, State Representative Marsha Farney
  • “America, My Home,” all 4th grade students
    You’re a Grand Ole Flag,” all 3rd grade students
    Introduction of Veterans, Principal Natasha Drumgoole, 3rd Grade Teacher and U.S. Army Veteran Hector Cortes
    The Star-Spangled Banner,” all students
    Closing Remarks, Principal Natasha Drumgoole
  • Pastries and fruit will be served in the library  

Photos/ Cameras are welcome during the presentation.

Interviews: Interviews available before or after event.

Contacts: Layton Janoski  layton.janoski@suddenlink.com  512-931-2963

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