With a theme of “Preserving Liberty: Then and Now,” Templeton Middle School will recognize the contributions of American veterans at a formal ceremony Nov. 11. The program begins at 8:30 a.m.
Veteran Daniel Buttery will provide the Veterans’ Address. A ceremonial color guard will post and retire the colors, and a member of the Horne-Mudlitz Veterans of Foreign Wars (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 Seventh Grade Chorus and Eighth Grade Band will perform “The National Anthem” and “God Bless America.”
- VFW Auxiliary Essay Contest winners Erica Dawley and Kathryn Klein will read their essays about “Who Are Today’s Patriots?”
- Eighth Grade Band members Jessica Gemoll and Krislyn Follmann 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 and will be featured during the ceremony. Following the program, honored veterans will be invited to participate in a small reception. Area veterans and public officials are invited to attend. Please call the school at (262) 246-6477 by Nov. 4.
In addition to the Nov. 11 ceremony, Templeton students will participate in a Power Lunch Nov. 8 featuring veterans Chuck Eberhardt, Alex Kolander and Herb Krause.
Templeton Middle School is located at N59 W22490 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex.