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Local school events to honor veterans
Veterans, active military invited to attend
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Mill Creek Elementary School will present its annual Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. - photo by Special

Several of Bulloch County Schools’ campuses are hosting events to honor veterans leading up to our country’s national observance of Veterans Day. These events are open to the public. We invite our local veterans and active duty military to attend any of these events.
Their presence can help teach our children the importance of our nation’s military and their sacrifices. It also helps children learn to respect our patriotic rituals, symbols, and songs of our country than to give them an opportunity to meet and honor those who have served and fought to protect our freedoms.
Friday, Nov. 6,
9:30 a.m.
Portal Elementary “Thank You Heroes” Program
Under the direction of Portal Elementary School Music Teacher Debbie Cartee, students will present a patriotic program, “Thank You, Heroes.” All local veterans are invited to attend, and they will be recognized during the program.  All veterans are also invited to have lunch following the program.

Tuesday, Nov. 10,
2 p.m.
Langston Chapel Middle School “Honoring All Who Served” Ceremony & Reception
Langston Chapel Middle School invites all veterans, active-duty military and their families to their annual Veterans Day ceremony as they recognize our community's military heroes from all branches of service and all conflicts.  The school will host a drop-in reception at 1 p.m. for all veterans and military guests prior to the main ceremony at 2 p.m. LCMS parents are also invited to attend.
The program will be led by the students.  It features guest speakers Dr. Francys Johnson of the Johnson Law Firm and Commander Jerry Walker and Dr. Enos Garvin of the United States Army’s Disabled American Veterans. The school’s chorus and band, under the direction of Lawanda Allen and Holly Lloyd, 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 10,
6 p.m.
Julia P. Bryant Elementary “Let’s Sing America” Student Musical
Under the direction of JPBES Music Teacher Tom Sye, fourth- and fifth-grade students will perform the musical, “Let’s Sing America!” Veterans and active-duty military are invited to attend. The musical celebrates our nation’s symbols and all of America’s great thinkers, heroes, dreamers and doers, who have worked hard to make our country great.

Friday, Nov. 13,
1 p.m.
Veterans Luncheon at noon
11th Annual Mill Creek Elementary Veterans Day Luncheon & Parade
Mill Creek Elementary School’s staff and students would like to invite all veterans and active-duty military to their 11th Annual Veterans Day Luncheon & Parade. The luncheon is at noon in the cafeteria. Please RSVP for the lunch 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.

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