On Thursday, Nov. 10, from 9:30-10 a.m., Southminster School, 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouir City, students will honor America’s veterans in a special ceremony called “Prayer around the flagpole – Southminster School thanks our veterans.”
Students have collected names of veterans from their own families, school staff families and Southminster church families. Those names will be read in a continuous cadence by the school’s fourth- and fifth-grade students. Additionally, all the students are being taught in weeks leading up to the event that freedom should not be taken for granted and that democracy provides us the privilege to stand proudly for our beliefs.
All veterans attending the ceremony will be presented with a special, patriotic pin to wear so they may be recognized by the children and thanked for their service to our country.
“This ceremony helps us impress upon our students the important roles of this nation’s service men and women,” said Head of School Helen Jackson.
The morning will include patriotic songs, local dignitaries, and a speech by retired U.S. Army Capt. Will Reed, a Southminster parent and motivational speaker. The program will conclude with the playing of Taps. The community is invited for this special tribute to the men and women of our military to whom we owe so much.