From special luncheons to patriotic songs, Calhoun and Gordon County schools honored and commemorated local veterans with a day’s worth of events this year on Veterans Day, Nov. 11th.
Many of the area schools hosted a special Veterans Day breakfast or luncheon for community veterans who have served or are currently serving in any branch of the military.
Family members of students who are military veterans were invited to attend a special breakfast at Calhoun Primary School on Veterans Day.
“Students learned a great deal about patriotism during the week and learned the importance and value of honoring the brave men and women who have so willingly, selflessly and couragesly answered the noble call to serve our country in the armed forces, both at home and abroad,” said assistant principal Jason Hawkins of Calhoun Primary School.
At Sonoraville Elementary School, approximately 100 veterans participated in the luncheon, school officials stated.
“We were so glad to have them visit with us on this special day,” said Peter Coombe, guidance counselor at Sonoraville Elementary School.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 47 honored Ashworth Middle School veteran teachers with a special thank you card and presented them with a commemorative apple.
The veterans from AMS are Michael Duncan (U.S. Navy), Jim McClure (U.S. Army), Daniel Melick (U.S. Navy) and Derrell Westberry (U.S. Air Force).
Calhoun High School remembered and honored their veterans with a special program featuring students, teachers and community members in the school’s auditorium.
Gordon Central High School’s chorale students helped organize a special performance as part of the “Salute to Our Hometown Heroes,” which included former GCHS students who have served in the military, the day before Veterans Day.
No matter what school you attend, students and teachers in all of the schools thanked our servicemen for their service to our country.