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West Central Middle School Will Observe Veterans Day

The West Central Middle School in Stronghurst, would like to invite any veterans in our community to our school on Monday, November 12 at 8:30 a.m. in observance of Veterans Day.

The teachers and students are planning a program to celebrate Veterans Day again this year.

Last year the students learned about what each fold of the flag represented, the story behind taps, and how the observance of Veterans Day began.

Many of the teachers do letter writing or Veterans Day activities in their classes the week before to help students understand the importance of observing this federal holiday.

Many of us take for granted the freedom that is ours not thinking about the sacrifices that were made by the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

The students are encouraged to invite family members and friends who have served in the military. You are welcome to bring any pictures, medals, or memorabilia to display.

The students will be given the opportunity to visit after the program. There will be an informal reception in the cafeteria for all our veterans and guests.

Everyone is invited to join us in the West Central Middle School gymnasium to show our support and gratitude to these Veterans.