Featured News - Current News - Archived News - News Categories

Veterans to be featured at school's first parade

Sat, Nov 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District will honor veterans from the Grand Island community next week with a new event.
An indoor parade through the halls of Veronica Connor Middle School and Grand Island High School will honor U.S. veterans. Veterans from the Grand Island American Legion Post No. 1346 and Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 have been invited to walk in the parade, and so approximately 20 have responded, according to the district. Students from both buildings will line the halls holding mini-U.S. flags, cheering, clapping and thanking veterans.
"We are very proud of our U.S. veterans and the service they gave to our country. We wanted to honor them in a very personal way by inviting them to our buildings," said Dr. Brian Graham, superintendent of the Grand Island Central School District.
The parade route will begin in front of the Veronica E. Connor Middle School Little Theater, go through middle school classroom hallways, continue to the high school classroom hallways and conclude in the high school cafeteria with a continental breakfast prepared by district food service staff. The event will include patriotic songs performed by the high school chorus ensemble.
Parade Schedule
•8:30 a.m.: U.S. veterans, the DeGlopper VFW Post color guard, bagpiper and drummer assemble in the Middle School Little Theater.
•9-9:05 a.m.: Parade begins at the Middle School Little Theater and makes a route through the middle school and high school.
•9:30-10:30 a.m.: Parade ends at the high school cafeteria for a breakfast, brief remarks and music.
• • •
The Town of Grand Island will hold Veterans Day services Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, 1717 Bedell Road.
The town invites veterans, family members and friends to attend. Call the town's Recreation Department at 716-773-9680, or email [email protected], for more information.

comments powered by Disqus

Hometown News