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Templeton honors veterans at ceremony

Templeton Middle School will recognize the contributions of American veterans Nov. 7 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at its eighth annual Veterans’ Day Program.

U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant and Iraq War Veteran Ryan Shogren will provide the Veterans’ Address.

A ceremonial color guard from the Sussex Armory will post and retire the colors and will lay wreaths to honor soldiers who became prisoners of war or missing in action. Guest veterans who attend the program will be individually introduced and their military service recognized.

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 a selection of patriotic songs including “The National Anthem,” “Blades of Grass and Pure White Stone” and “God Bless America.”
  • VFW Auxiliary Essay Contest winner will read the essay about “Why American Veterans Should Be Honored.”
  • Eighth Grade Band members Caroline Hope and Frances Weiss 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. 3.

In addition to the Nov. 7 ceremony, Templeton students will participate in a Power Lunch Nov. 10 featuring veterans Alex Kolander and Larry Gonzalez.

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