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Templeton honors veterans at ceremony

Templeton Middle School will recognize the contributions of American veterans Nov. 5 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at its 10th  annual Veterans’ Day Program.
U.S. Marine Major Jeff Anderson will provide the Veterans’ Address. Anderson spent five years in active duty and seven years in the reserves. He was deployed to Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Somalia Operation Restore Hope. He is the brother of Templeton seventh grade science teacher Laura Jennaro.
A ceremonial color guard from the Marine Recruitment Office in Brookfield 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 president 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,” “God Bless America” and “American Anthem.”
–          The Patriotic Essay Contest winner will read his or her essay.

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 during the week of Nov. 1 and will be featured during the ceremony.
Following the program, honored veterans will be invited to participate in a small reception in the Large Group Area. All veterans and public officials are invited to attend. Please call the school at (262) 246-6477 by Nov. 1.
Templeton Middle School is located at N59 W22490 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex.