Local Schools to observe Veterans Day

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  • By Renee Daughtry
  • Robins School Liaison

Four local schools will be honoring veterans with ceremonies this week. The first of which kicks off tonight when Hilltop Elementary School will host its Veterans Day celebration at 6 p.m.  The Hilltop Chorus will honor veterans with a special performance.  The event is free and the public is invited.   

Tonight’s program will be held in the school gym.  Hilltop Elementary School is located at 301 Robert Bryson Smith Parkway in Bonaire.  Ovedia Glover, principal, may be reached at 478-929-6113.  


Huntington Middle School will have its annual school-wide assembly to honor veterans on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:45 a.m.  Col. Jarvis Baker, 78th Mission Support Group commander, will be the guest speaker.  The program will also include student speakers and musical tributes by the band and choir.  Guests and faculty members who are veterans will be recognized. 


The program will be held in the gym.  Huntington Middle is located at 206 Wellborn Road in Warner Robins.  Principal Dr. Gwendolyn Taylor may be reached at 478-542-2240.


Also Thursday morning, Thomson Middle School will host its Veteran’s Day Program – Breakfast with a Hero, from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m.


Thomson’s students have been encouraged to invite their military family members to be honored during the breakfast.  The school will also recognize its teachers who are military veterans.  Col. Sarah Christ, 78th Air Base Wing vice commander, will be the guest speaker.  


The faculty and staff will provide the meal and program for family members who have served or currently serve in any branch of the military.  More than 50 students have reserved a spot thus far to bring a relative.  During the ceremony, each military member will be recognized and Thomson’s chorus and band will perform patriotic songs.


“We created this program and planned it to coincide with Veteran’s Day in an effort to recognize the service and sacrifice of members of the armed forces,” said Dustin Dykes, the school’s assistant principal. “Thomson is proud to educate students and work with families that sacrifice so much for the freedom of this great nation!  This is just our small way of saying thank you!”


Thomson Middle School is located at 301 Thomson Street in Centerville. Walter Stephens, principal, or Dykes may be contacted at 478-953-0489. 


Later Thursday morning, Eagle Springs Elementary School will host its Veteran’s Day ceremony in the gym at 9:30 a.m. The school will honor men and women who once served our country as members of the U.S. Armed Forces.  Eagle Springs Elementary family and friends who are retired or former members of the military are invited.  Veterans are encouraged to wear their military uniforms.


Second, third, fourth and fifth grade students will participate in the ceremony.  In addition, any child in grades Pre-K – first grade who invites a veteran will attend the ceremony with their veteran. 


Veterans and their guests are invited to stay and eat lunch with the students.


Eagle Springs Elementary is located at 3581 Highway 41 North in Byron. For more information, please contact Andrea McGee, principal, at 478-953-0450.