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 14th Annual Veterans’ Day Program.

World War II Navy Veteran Julian Plaster will give the Veteran’s Address. Plaster, who served from 1942 to 1945, was involved in three main island invasions – the Gilbert, Marshall and Mariana Islands. After the war he returned to Milwaukee where he worked and raised a family. In 2011 he was a participant in the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight and was featured on the video, “Honor Flight – One Last Mission.”

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
  • 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 starting Nov. 3 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. 5.

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