Area veterans attended the Bowman County High School Veterans Day program on Thursday, November 9. The program included musical numbers by the elementary choir and high school band. Then Lillian Crook spoke on behalf of her father, Garland Crook, a US Army veteran. He served in WWI, Korea, and Vietnam.
The program closed with each veteran describing their service. Student Council members then served lunch to the veterans.
Scranton held a Veteran’s Day program at 11 a.m. on Nov. 9 in the school gymnasium.
Roxy Evans began the program with a description of the proper etiquette for our National Anthem—sung by Ebony Musonda—and the Pledge of Allegiance, an explanation of the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, a true story of a special vet (written by Evans), a demonstration on the folding of the American flag by Rocky Kinsey and Frank Eberle (with students participating), and Karyn Chiapella closed the program with memories of her father’s service days.
The students showed their appreciation of the veterans by inviting them and their guests to lunch.
This program was a very touching tribute to the many sacrifices these and all veterans made to secure our safety and our great lifestyle.