James W. Parker Middle School to host their annual Veteran’s Day celebration

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Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 11:38 AM

James W. Parker Middle School will host its annual Veteran’s Day celebration on Friday, Nov. 8.

This annual salute to veterans event brings together close to 100 veterans each year. All veterans are invited to breakfast and a celebration that included the Posting of Colors, vocal performances and a series of student speakers.

Breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m., the presentation begins at 9 a.m.

Edinboro University students and retired Army veteran Aaron Douglas will serve as this year’s keynote speaker.

The event has taken place since 2006 and corresponds to the 8th grade’s social studies curriculum on American history. As part of this curriculum, eighth graders also take a three-day trip to Washington, D.C. every spring.

“Throughout American history, our success as a nation has been dependent upon the sacrificial service of generations of men and women in our military. We want students to understand and honor the sacrifices made for us and for our country,” said James W. Parker Middle School Principal Jason Buto. 

“This event gives us an opportunity to interact with and honor the great men and women of our community who have served in our military.”  

For more information, contact Laura Brown at 814-273-1033.

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