Veteran’s Day programs honor those who served

Veteran's Day

Gulf County schools will hold programs to honor area veterans. All events will be open to the public.

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Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11:06 AM.

Veteran’s Day arrives Monday, Nov. 11. The federal holiday will honor and celebrate those who served in the armed forces.

Gulf County Schools, however, are among the few districts in the state that celebrate the holiday by keeping schools open to celebrating veterans.

At Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School, its 20th annual program will kick off 9 a.m. ET Monday. The NJROTC will welcome veterans as they enter the building and patriotic artwork prepared by students in grades kindergarten through 12.

During the program, students who participate in the 21st Century after school enrichment program will perform a tribute that includes the songs, “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “Yankee Doodle,” and “God Bless America.”

The after school program is made up of students in grades kindergarten through third.

The artwork displayed during the event comes from art classes taught by Julie Hodges. These works, crafted in mediums ranging from water colors to colored pencil, were created under the theme “Tour of America” and had to feature a place and incorporate an American flag.

Hodges used the opportunity to expand the thinking of her students when choosing a location to draw or paint.

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