This is a special program for all high school students as well as community members. It is a morning filled with honoring and acknowledging our veterans and their service to our country. The gymnasium, filled with more than 900 students, TK staff, and community members, grows silent as the American flag is ceremoniously brought to the front of the stage. It grows somehow even quieter for a moment of silence to remember veterans who never made it home.
The TKHS band and the Honors Choir perform patriotic songs and the U.S. History students offer prepared readings to honor and support veterans. One honored veteran will be the guest speaker.
This special event honors and acknowledges contributions made by men and women who have served in any branch of the armed forces at any time. Veterans who plan to attend should contact Mindy Wert at the high school at 269-795-5441 or [email protected]. Veterans are welcome to wear their uniforms and provide a photo (if they haven’t already done so in previous years) to be included in a slide show during the event.
The program will be followed by a luncheon for veterans provided by Thornapple Kellogg Schools.
All guests should park in the south parking lot and enter through the Athletic Lobby where they will be greeted by TKHS students. Veterans should arrive early to be seated for the program.