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Templeton plans Veterans’ Day ceremony

A formal ceremony recognizing the contributions of American veterans will occur Nov. 7 at Templeton Middle School. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. This year’s program focuses on the contributions of Vietnam veterans along with recognizing those involved in other wars.

Vietnam War veteran Bruce Greer will provide the Veterans’ Address. A ceremonial color guard will post and retire the colors, and a member of the Horne-Mudlitz VFW will lay wreaths to honor soldiers who became prisoners of war or missing in action.

Students will honor the country’s veterans during the ceremony as well.

  • The Student Council will lead the “Pledge of Allegiance.”
  • The Eighth Grade Chorus and Eighth Grade Band will perform “The National Anthem” and “God Bless America.” Choir members also will recognize veterans with an Armed Forces Salute and a musical tribute called “Blowing in the wind/America.”
  • VFW Auxiliary Essay Contest winners will read their essays of “My Dream for America.”
  • Selected members of the Eighth Grade Band will perform “Taps.”

Music teacher Jaye Mier is coordinating a video production that will feature photos of military personnel and veterans who are related to Templeton students. The video will play continuously in the school lobby. Following the program, honored veterans will be invited to participate in a small reception.

Templeton Middle School is located at N59 W22490 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex.