Van Hoosen Middle School Announces Veterans Day Ceremony

Van Hoosen Middle School is pleased to announce that it will hold a special “Silent Dismissal and Flagpole Ceremony” on Monday, November 11, 2013, 1:55-2:15 p.m. to commemorate Veterans Day.

The ceremony will begin when students and staff are given the signal to exit the building silently in honor of our veterans and active service members. They will convene by the flagpole and all 900 students and staff will occupy the entire bus loop. The ceremony will begin with the Van Hoosen 7th and 8th grade with the Star Spangled Banner. The administration will welcome the students, staff, and special guests.

Featured guests and speakers will be former Van Hoosen student, Army Captain Eric Guy from 2004-present, and Sergeant Alice Carleton who was a member of the Army/Women’s Army Corps. They will both speak about the importance of Veterans Day.

Van Hoosen will also honor teachers Paul Jakey and Tom Moxley, both veterans of the armed forces and any additional Veterans that may attend. The ceremony will conclude with the Van Hoosen 8th grade band playing God Bless America. In addition to the Silent Dismissal and Flagpole Ceremony, both featured speakers will be presenting at an assembly earlier in the day for 8th Grade U.S. History students at 12:40 p.m. in the cafeteria (this presentation is open to the public).


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