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Broward County Public Schools Celebrate Veterans Day

Friday, November 07, 2014
In observance of Veterans Day, Broward County Public Schools will honor military veterans and active duty members for their service in special events and ceremonies planned in schools across the District. The community is invited to participate and share in these events honoring our veterans. 
Pompano Beach High School
600 NE 13th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
The Pompano Beach High School Army JROTC will present their annual ceremony of posting flags for every service member – over 6,600 – lost since the beginning of The War on Terrorism on Monday, November 10, 2014, at 8 a.m. Each flag displayed includes information about the fallen service member, including name, photograph (if available), hometown and date of loss. The flags will be placed in rows on the Pompano Beach High School campus.  Local family members of the fallen service members will be special guests. Veterans and current service members will also be recognized and honored. The community is invited to honor these heroes and their families. For information, contact Lieutenant Colonel Greg Johnson at 754-322-2000.
Piper High School
8000 NW 44th Street, Sunrise, FL 33351
Piper High School's Social Studies Department and JROTC Program have teamed up with Savannah Maddison "Savannah's Soldiers" for a special assembly to honor veterans and current members of the Armed Forces. The Piper High School Chorus and Band of Pride will provide entertainment with a special guest performance by Savannah Maddison, a musical talent who recently launched a national movement to write letters and create artwork for troops. Students will make special presentations to veterans, City officials and District leaders. For information, contact Patrick Abi-Nader at 754-322-1700.
Hollywood Hills Elementary School
3501 Taft Street, Hollywood, FL 33021
Hollywood Hills Elementary School students will showcase their special presentations of poetry, reports, displays and artifacts including a Purple Heart, in honor of veterans in a Mini Museum, on Monday, November 10.  For information, contact Principal Vered Roberts at 754-323-6200.

Coral Springs High School
Air Force ROTC
The Coral Springs High School Air Force ROTC program will present colors in honor of veterans at the Golden Corral at 5650 W Sample Road in Margate, where veterans will be treated to a free dinner on Monday, November 17, 2014. The AFROTC cadets will also assist the veterans during the evening. For information, contact Assistant Principal John Murphy, 754-322-0507.
Chapel Trail Elementary School
19595 Taft Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
Chapel Trail Elementary School will host its annual Veterans Day celebration by paying tribute to veterans through a “clap-out” on Friday, November 7, 2014. The student body will pay tribute to veterans through a “clap-out,” as they march around a circular route. The Chapel Trail Chorus will sing "United We Stand" and lead the student body in the Pledge of Allegiance in honor of veterans and military servicepersons. School Board Chair Patricia Good, School Board Vice Chair Donna P. Korn, along with School Director Jacquelyn Haywood and Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis will welcome veterans. For information, contact Principal Teresa Lipkins at 754-323-5000.
Park Lakes Elementary School
3925 N State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
Park Lakes Elementary School will observe Veterans Day on Monday, November 10, 2014, by holding an assembly to honor veterans of the Park Lakes community. Students will recognize and honor each branch of the military. The presentation of colors will be made by a 2nd graded Color Guard. For information, contact Principal Orinthis Dias at 754-322-7650.
Forest Glen Middle School
6501 Turtle Run Blvd., Coral Springs, FL 33067
For the second year, the Forest Glen Middle School Chorus and Band will join to honor community heroes who served in any branch of the United States military. A patriotic melody performed by Forest Glen Middle School Honors Band will be followed by musical arrangements by the Forest Glen Middle School Boys Chorus and special recognition and presentations to the veterans at the school and in the community. For information, contact Principal Ronald Forsman at 754-322-3400.

Plantation High School JROTC Colonel’s Battalion is involved with several Veterans Day events:
  • Monday, November 10, at 8 a.m., Mirror Lake Elementary School, Veterans Day Assembly
  • Monday, November 10, at 9 a.m. the Color Guard and Drill Platoon will march in Peters Elementary School Veterans Day Parade 
  • Tuesday, November 11, at 9:30 a.m., the JROTC Rifle Drill Exhibition Team will perform in the City of Plantation Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Park
  • Tuesday, November 11, at 11 a.m., JROTC Rifle Drill Exhibition Team will perform during Veterans Day Ceremony at the Corporate Offices of Aetna
  • Tuesday, November 11, at 2:30 p.m., Color Guard presentation and visit to resident veterans at Manor Care Assisted Living of Plantation
  • Tuesday November 11, JROTC cadets will support the celebration of veterans at Applebee’s Restaurant in Sunrise, welcoming veterans during lunch and dinner hours.
For information, contact Principal Alona Dipaolo at 754-322-1850.
Nova High School’s Student Government Association will honor veterans who work at Nova High with a Veterans Day Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, November 12, at 8:45 a.m. The Student Government Association will lead an Honor Flight Assembly at the end of the month that showcases a Vietnam veteran who will share his experiences and share with students about the Honor Flight campaign, which Student Government Associations across the District are raising money to benefit during  the months of November and December. For information, contact Principal John LaCasse at 754-323-1650
Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School will celebrate Veterans Day with a breakfast on Monday, November 10, to recognize and honor Atlantic Technical adult technical, students and staff.  Special guest World War II Veteran, Julian Syphax, will share his World War II experiences with students. The Student Government will sale stars to promote and support the Honor Flight Program fundraising efforts, which sends WWII veterans to Washington, DC to visit the World War II Memorial. Last year, Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School raised enough money to sponsor four veterans. For information, contract Principal Robert Crawford, 754-321-5100.

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