Events scheduled to honor Veterans Day
August 27, 2008 · Updated 4:37 PM
ARLINGTON While Veterans Day officially falls on Nov. 11, the schools and city of Arlington will be commemorating the service of Americas military members throughout the week leading up to the day itself.
Pioneer Elementary will conduct the first Veterans Day assembly in the Arlington School District, Nov. 6 at 1:15 p.m. in the schools multi-purpose room. The community is invited to attend the event and browse through a display case honoring veterans.
The community is also invited to attend the Veterans Day assembly at the Masters Touch Christian School Veterans Day assembly, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. in the schools auditorium.
Nov. 9 will be a busy day for Veterans Day assemblies in the Arlington School District, starting with Weston High School at 10:30 a.m. in their commons, where students will be encouraged to wear military covers, and the Arlington American Legion will provide a guest-speaker to be announced.
The Arlington High School Veterans Day assembly will take place Nov. 9 at 1:10 p.m. in their gymnasium, and will include a flag-folding ceremony by AHS Air Force JROTC Cadets, as well as an original movie honoring veterans.
The Post Middle School Veterans Day assembly at 1:30 p.m. in their own gymnasium. Local community members and veterans are invited to attend the latter assembly, and veterans will be seated in a place of honor. Any local veterans who wish to be a part of the Post Middle School assembly may contact their assistant principal, Voni Walker, at 360-435-3458.
The Kent Prairie Elementary Veterans Day assembly commences Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in their multi-purpose room, where students will have created a wall of honor, with stars representing each family member or friend who is a veteran. The community is invited to attend this assembly, as well, and all veterans who attend will be recognized.
The Presidents Elementary Veterans Day assembly, Nov. 9 at 2:15 p.m. in their multi-purpose room, will feature students honoring the men and women who have served their country, as well as those who are currently serving. A slideshow will also be presented, showcasing the veterans and active-duty military members known to the Presidents Elementary community.
Eagle Creek Elementary will offer the final Veterans Day assembly of Nov. 9, at 2:50 p.m. in their multi-purpose room, where Cecelia Mikotas second-grade students will have made a large patriotic heart, and show off copies of the letters theyve written to patients in the Veterans Health Administration.
The city of Arlingtons Veterans Day parade will occur on
Nov. 11 itself, with a line-up scheduled at 10:30 a.m. by the Frontier Bank on Olympic Avenue, and the parade starting at 11 a.m. All veterans are encouraged to march in the parade.
Lunch follows at the Arlington American Legion at 12:30 p.m., which will be free to all veterans, and $5 per person for members of the general public.