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Schools Remember Local Heros

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In honor of the veterans that fought for our country, many Iredell-Statesville schools are holding special ceremonies and activities.  Schools have already written letters to veterans, learned about the flag, held musical performances, and invited members of the military to be a part of these special activities.

At Brawley Middle, students in Ms. Moore’s class learned more about the flag and the proper way to fold the flag.  Students also enjoyed writing notes to veterans while listening to the anthems from the different military branches.

“I think our children deserve to be taught the heritage of our country and have a sense of pride in our nation and the heroes of our nation,” said Brawley Middle School teacher, Cheryl Moore.  “I want students to know that someone paid a price for their freedom.  I feel the flag and veterans go together.  A veteran serves to protect the flag and what it represents.”

At Troutman Elementary, the fourth and fifth grade students are hosting a musical program with patriotic theme songs and a visual slide presentation of veterans throughout the community.  The program begins at 5:30 p.m. 

“Our students need to remember and honor the servicemen and women, both past and present, who have made sacrifices so that we can enjoy and participate in the many freedoms and privileges our country has to offer,” said Troutman Elementary School Principal Kimberly Cressman.  “I hope our students learn the importance of standing up and together for what is right— the importance of teamwork not only in military life, but in everyday life too.”

This Friday, both West Iredell High School and Statesville High School will be hosting special ceremonies.  The Statesville High School Army JROTC will hold a special flag-raising ceremony outside the main gymnasium beginning at 9:00 a.m. 

Beginning at 10:00 a.m., the West Iredell High School JROTC and Iredell County will host their annual ceremony in the gymnasium at West Iredell High School.  Veterans are invited to stay and enjoy a special, free meal beginning at 11:00 a.m.

All Veterans Day celebrations are open to the public, and our veterans are especially encouraged to participate. 

As Veteran’s Day falls on Sunday, November 11th all schools and offices will observe the national holiday on Monday, November 12 th.