Templeton to honor veterans at ceremony

Templeton Middle School will recognize the contributions of American veterans Nov. 8 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at its 18th Annual Veterans Day Program. Visitors are asked to arrive at 8:15 a.m.Flag

Marine Corps Maj. Colin Marty will give the Veterans address. Marty has been in the Marines for 13 years and will join the Marine Corps Reserves this December. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 2006 and winged as a naval aviator in 2009. Marty was deployed overseas twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and to Germany in support of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response.

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 patriotic songs.
  • The Patriotic Essay Contest winner will read his or her essay.

Templeton teachers Ben Filzen, Tim Kruschel and Katherine Leitzke are 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. 5 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 x4145 or x4147 by Oct. 31 to RSVP.

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