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District schools plan Veterans Day observances
by Tribune staff
Nov 08, 2009 | 2689 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO – Veterans Day is a day for remembering and honoring those who serve our country. Although Veterans Day is a holiday in the Washoe County School District, a number of schools are planning ceremonies to honor America’s veterans and the men and women in uniform.

Below is a list of some the scheduled events with dates and times noted:

• O’Brien Middle School plans an assembly with a color guard, rifle team demo and guests at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

• The Hug High School ROTC will hold its 12th annual flag-raising at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

• Gerlach High School and E. M. Johnson Elementary School will be visited by members of the local VFW ladies auxiliary, which will speak to students and also hand out flags.

• Galena High School Grizzlies ROTC battalion will march in the Veteran’s Day parade on Wednesday.

• Damonte Ranch High School will hold an observance at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday.

• Children at Stead Elementary School submitted names of relatives and family friends who served in the military. A red, white and blue sign with each veteran's branch of service, years or war of service has been placed on a wall extending to wrap around the cafeteria.

• Alyce Taylor Elementary will hold a flag ceremony including two Cub Scouts who are earning Wolf Badges; a Pearl Harbor survivor who served in the U.S. Coast Guard and members of the Lion's Club will pass out flags and talk to students about Armistice Day. The music choir is going to sing a "Heroes" song. Event is on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

• Spanish Springs High School ROTC cadets, following the Reno parade on Wednesday, will go to the Reno VA hospital to visit with the veterans and hand out “thank you” cards for their service.

• Robert Mitchell Elementary: Students in Amy Jewett’s sixth grade enrichment class have been preparing projects on American wars from the American Revolution to Afghanistan. They will share these with the school next week. “Through this project, students see how historical events influence our lives and they’ve earned a better appreciation of our veterans,” Jewett said.

• Billinghurst Middle School will hold a school assembly beginning at 7:50 a.m. today.

• Donner Springs Elementary volunteer Charlie Grundy will be talking to first graders about what is a veteran and his personal experiences in the service. He will be speaking to the children on Thursday at 12:45 p.m.
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