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Bulloch Co. Schools make plans for Veterans Day memorials

Three schools across Bulloch County will celebrate Veterans Day on Thursday, November 10th.

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Thursday, November 10, 10:00 a.m.
Portal Middle/ High School Veterans Memorial Dedication

Portal Middle High School is dedicating a new Portal Veterans Memorial at the flag pole of its newly renovated athletic complex. All veterans, active duty military and the public are invited to attend.

The Portal Pride Band and Portal Elementary School Chorus will perform at the dedication. The school’s middle school VFW Essay Contest Winner Marlie Motes will read her essay at the dedication., and Larry Motes, former mayor of Portal and U. S. Army veteran, will be the guest speaker.

Thursday, November 10, 12:00 p.m.
Mill Creek Elementary Veterans Day Parade

Mill Creek Elementary School’s staff and students would like to invite all veterans and active duty military to their 12th Annual Veterans Day Luncheon & Parade. The luncheon is at 12:00 noon in the cafeteria. Please RSVP for the lunch by calling 212-8780. The parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. in front of the school. Special reserved seating is available for veterans and active duty military.

Thursday, November 10, 2:00 p.m.
Langston Chapel Middle School Veterans Day Program

“Honoring Those Who Served”

(Reception for Veterans & Active Duty Military at 1 p.m.)

All veterans, active duty military and their families are invited to join Langston Chapel Middle School as they recognize our community’s military heroes from all branches of service and all conflicts during their annual Veterans Day ceremony.

The school will host a drop-in reception at 1:00 p.m. for all veterans and military guests prior to the main ceremony at 2:00 p.m, in the gymnasium. LCMS parents are also invited.

The program will be led by LCMS students.  It features guest speaker COL George Fredrick, of the United States Army. Commander Emil N. Kemp and Past Commander Rev./Dr. Enos V. Garvin, United States Army, and members of the Disabled American Veterans, Local Chapter #8, will also be part of the program.

The school’s chorus and band, will perform patriotic music, including “Taps.” The Statesboro High School Air Force JROTC Color Guard and Exhibition Team will present the colors and perform.  Students will also perform the Missing Man Ceremony.

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