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Hamilton schools to honor veterans


Hamilton School District students, staff and families will observe Veteran’s Day with a variety of activities at school.

Willow Springs Learning Center,W220 N6660 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls

Willow Springs 4K students, staff and families will honor veterans Nov. 11 with programs beginning at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. that include a “wall of bricks” highlighting the names of veterans who are part of the Willow Springs family. A program including stories, songs and presentation of flags to veterans by their 4K child will mark the occasion.

Lannon Elementary School, 7145 N. Lannon Road, Lannon

Lannon Elementary School will host a Veteran’s Day celebration Nov. 11 from 8:50 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. for students and the community. Fourth and fifth grade choirs will sing two songs, and Korean War veteran and school volunteer Thomas Kavanaugh will share a few words. Lannon will continue its tradition of creating a thank you banner that will be delivered to the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Milwaukee.

Maple Avenue Elementary School, W240 N6059 Maple Avenue, Sussex

Maple Avenue Elementary School students and staff have several activities planned to honor veterans including:

  • all students will wear red, white and blue to honor veterans;
  • students and staff will create a memorial wall that will be displayed with personally created paper flags to honor family and community members who are serving or have served in the armed forces;
  • fifth-graders will read a poem;
  • students in several classes are writing letters to current members of the armed forces including a former Maple Avenue student who joined the Marines, an individual who is in the Navy and stationed on a ship for nine months and a troop stationed in Afghanistan.

Marcy Elementary School, W180 N4851 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls

Marcy Elementary School will have a program Nov. 11 beginning at 9:15 a.m. Fifth grade Boy Scouts will present the colors and will lead the school in “The Pledge of Allegiance.” Fifth-graders and an outside speaker will present at the assembly. The school is collecting items for veterans at the Veterans’ Administration (VA) Milwaukee facility. All grade levels created banners that will be hung in the VA lobby.

Woodside Elementary School, W236 N7465 Woodside Road, Sussex

Woodside is planning its annual Veteran’s Day celebration beginning at 9 a.m. on Nov. 7. The event includes:

  • inviting veterans who are relatives of Woodside students to attend to receive recognition at the school program;
  • students reciting “The Pledge of Allegiance” and singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”;
  • first-graders performing songs and poems that they will perform again at 7 p.m. and holding a food drive for the Sussex Food Pantry;
  • students wearing red, white and blue; and
  • students honoring living and deceased veterans from their families by decorating pages that will be displayed on an honor wall in the gym.

Templeton Middle School, N59 W22490 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex

Templeton Middle School will recognize the contributions of American veterans Nov. 8 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at its 13th Annual Veterans’ Day Program.

Army Captain Bill Barthen, Wisconsin Army National Guard supply management officer from Madison and company commander for the Officer Candidate School at Fort McCoy, will give the Veteran’s Address. Barthen, who has been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq on three separate tours since 2004, will also post and retire the colors.

A ceremonial laying of the wreaths will 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 patriotic song, and the Patriotic Essay Contest winner will read his or her essay .

Music teacher Jaye Mier coordinated a video production that features photos of military personnel and veterans who are related to Templeton students. The video began playing continuously in the school lobby on Oct. 31 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.

Hamilton High School, W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex

Hamilton High School student A.J. Magoon will perform “Taps” for the school on Nov. 11. Athletic-Activities Director Michael Gosz will read a commemorative passage about the historical significance of Veteran’s Day which will honor the brave service men and women.