Local Schools Salute Veterans with Planned Programs | Events
Houston County, GA – In recognition of Veterans Day, several schools have planned special programs. Eagle Springs Elementary, Perry Primary, Huntington Middle and Veterans High will hold programs to honor members of the armed forces who have served or currently serve our country.
Eagle Springs Elementary will hold a ceremony on Nov. 9. The event will begin with doughnuts and coffee for the veterans at 8:00 a.m. in the media center. A program will be presented in the gym at 9:00 a.m. featuring the younger children in grades Pre-K through second singing patriotic songs. A second program will begin at 10:15 a.m. with the third through fifth graders performing. Eagle Springs Elementary is located at 3501 Highway 41 North in Byron. Principal Dr. Andrea McGee may be reached at 478-953-0450.
Perry Primary’s Kindergarten students will present a “Salute to Veterans” musical on Nov. 9, at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. A reception will be held in between programs at 9:30 a.m. in Room 18 for the honorees. Refreshments will be served and veterans will be presented thank you cards made by the children. Kindergarten students and staff will dress in red, white, and blue. The school is also planning a Wall of Honor board to recognize their veterans and military service members. Perry Primary is located at 1530 Sunshine Avenue in Perry and Dr. Elgin Mayfield serves as principal. For more information, please contact Music Specialist Sheila Clopton at 478-988-6160.
Huntington Middle’s Veterans Day program will be on Nov. 9, at 7:45 a.m. in gym. Huntington is inviting their parents and any veteran who would like to attend. Huntington Middle is located at 206 Wellborn Road in Warner Robins. Dr. Gwen Taylor serves as principal and James Christiansen is the band director. They may be reached at 478-542-2240.
Veterans High School bands and choruses will present its third annual Veterans Day concert Nov. 12, at 11:00 a.m. The “Veterans for Veterans” concert is a small way to show appreciation for the patriots for whom the school is named. The public is invited to attend this free, patriotic event. Veterans High is located at 340 Piney Grove Road in Kathleen. Lionel Brown serves as principal, and Tom Brown is the band and choral director. For more information, please call 478-218-7537.
The Houston County School System will be closed Nov. 12, 2012, in observance of Veterans Day.