Area schools will offer Veterans Day programs, which are open to the public, on Thursday, Nov. 10.
Bulloch County Schools spokesperson Hayley Greene said veterans, active duty military and the public are welcome to attend.
The programs will be at different times, allowing visitors to enjoy more than one if they wish.
Portal Middle/High School will host a Veterans Memorial Dedication at the school at 10 a.m., she said. The new memorial will be introduced at the flag pole of the school's newly renovated athletic complex on campus.
The Portal Pride Band and Portal Elementary School Chorus will perform at the dedication. PMHS middle school Veterans of Foreign Wars Essay Contest winner Marlie Motes will read her essay at the dedication, and Larry Motes, former mayor of Portal and U.S. Army veteran, will be the guest speaker.
Mill Creek Elementary School will host its 12th annual Veterans Day Luncheon and Parade.
The lunch is at noon in the cafeteria. If you plan to attend, the school asks that you please respond by calling (912) 212-8780.
The parade will begin at 1 p.m. in front of the school. Special reserved seating is available for veterans and active duty military.
Langston Chapel Middle School will offer a Veterans Day program in the gymnasium at 2 p.m.
The program, "Honoring Those Who Served," will be preceded by a drop-in reception for veterans and active duty military at 1 p.m., Greene said.
The program will be led by LCMS students and will feature as guest speaker Col. George Fredrick of the U.S. Army. Commander Emil N. Kemp and Past Commander Rev. Dr. Enos V. Garvin, both of the U.S. Army, as well as members of the local Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8, will also be part of the program.
The school's chorus and band will perform patriotic music, including "Taps." The Statesboro High School Air Force JROTC Color Guard and Exhibition Team will present the colors and perform. Students will also perform the Missing Man Ceremony, she said.