Veterans Day program slated Friday morning
Honor veterans with other community members at a Veterans Day program to be held tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 9.
The program by Port Aransas High School (PAHS) students and faculty is open to the public and will be held in the PAHS gym, 100 S. Station St.
Constable Bobby Sherwood will lead the veterans and dignitaries into the gym at 9:35 a.m. The PAHS band will play as seating of students and guests begins.
Chuck Borders will be the master of ceremonies.
Rotary Interact President Abby Kenigsberg will give the invocation, and BMS Student Council President Hazel Morris will lead the pledge of allegiance. Jenna Ward, a seventh grade BMS student, will sing the Star Spangled Banner.
The band will play again, and PAISD Superintendent Billy Wiggins and Mayor Claude Brown each will give welcoming remarks.
Sherwood will introduce dignitaries and acknowledge veterans in attendance and veterans who died this year.
The second grade class will sing a song and present a short program. The band will play the Armed Forces Medley. Veterans will be asked to stand as their branch song is played.
Student Council President Lia Phillips will address attendees briefly before Mark Creighton delivers a Veterans Day message.
The program will conclude at 10:50 a.m., as the band plays Taps.
Veterans and dignitaries will be treated to a private reception hosted by PAHS and Brundrett Middle School (BMS) student leaders in the PAHS library before the public ceremony.