FWCS honors veterans

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Press release from Fort Wayne Community Schools:

FWCS honors veterans

Students and staff throughout Fort Wayne Community Schools will honor veterans this month in celebration of Veterans Day. Several schools have special programs, including local veterans, to recognize the sacrifices veterans have made.

Listed are some of the programs taking place this month:

Monday, Nov. 8

  • Each day during the week of Nov. 8, students at Harris Elementary School, 4501 Thorngate Drive, will read a Veteran’s Day fact during the morning announcements.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

  • Indian Village Elementary School, 3835 Wenonah Lane, will honor military men and women of the past and present with a musical title, “A Salute to American Heroes.” Fourth- and fifth-grade students will present the musical at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

  • Jefferson Middle School, 5303 Wheelock Road, will hold a public flag raising Nov. 10 at 8:15 a.m. to honor veterans and currently serving troops. The school’s eighth-grade band will play patriotic music and the National Anthem as students and guests gather in the courtyard.  Following the flag raising, members of the Korean War Veterans Association, Indiana Chapter 1, will visit classrooms. Students will write letters of support for troops stationed overseas. On Veterans Day itself, members of the school’s Leo Club will join a community effort in creating holiday care packages, which include the Jefferson letters and other comfort items from home.
  • At 10 a.m., a local Air National Guard officer will talk to students at Arlington Elementary School, 8118 St. Joe Center Road, about his service.  The school’s choir will sing patriotic songs, and a video is shown that represents Arlington family members who have served or are serving in any branch of the armed services.

Thursday, Nov. 11

  • Veterans Day – All schools and district offices closed.

Friday, Nov. 12

  • Kekionga Middle School’s PTA will host a Veterans Recognition Breakfast from 7-7:45 a.m. at the school, 2929 Engle Road. The school will recognize the men and women who have served the community in any capacity, combat or non-combat, through military service. Any parent,  guardian, grandparent, aunt, uncle, neighbor or friend of any Kekionga Middle School student who served in the Armed Forces is invited to attend. We ask that each guest be accompanied by a student (son, daughter, ward, grandchild, niece, nephew or friend).

Thursday, Dec. 9

  • Snider High School students will be working throughout November on the Panthers Praising Patriots project. Students will select a veteran to interview and write about. On Dec. 9, the veterans who participated will be invited to Snider, 4600 Fairlawn Pass, to share their stories and receive

thanks for their service. The goal of the project is to pay tribute to the veterans in the community and to create a display that will honor, respect and remember all those who have sacrificed their lives for our country’s freedom.

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