Hazleton Area Students Honor Veterans With a Breakfast


Since students are off tomorrow in honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, the students and staff took time today to give thanks to our veterans.

Bucktail Middle/Senior High School's annual Veterans Day Assembly Program will begin at 9:30 a.m., at the Dale Florey gymnasium in the high school. Dinner will be served at 6 and is free for a veteran and one guest.

"It brings awareness to the community and people who drive by our school every day that we want to honor the veterans that are here and everywhere really", says Katy Heller, a teacher at Chenango Bridge Elementary.

Hazleton Area High School held its annual Veterans Day breakfast and ceremony for local veterans.

The program featured performances from Dauphin's band and choir, who played and sang patriotic songs such as the "National Anthem", "America the lovely", and "TAPS".

Irving Elementary School will host a Veterans Day assembly from 8:30-9:30 a.m., which will include music and a recognition of veterans in attendance.

"As educators, we are fortunate to have such a strong veteran presence in Howard County", said Martirano in a statement. Keynote speaker is veteran Alfred Coon.

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The guest speaker, Nathan Wienbaum, enlisted in the Navy after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and completed five deployments on a nuclear submarine before becoming Blount County's veterans services officer.

The students later broke out into groups meeting with each veteran to hear about their experience one-on-one. Program speaker is VFW Post Commander Pete Hersom.

In Harrison at 11 a.m. (rain or shine) the Clare County Veterans Service will hold a special ceremony at the Veterans Freedom Park, at 220 West Main Street in Harrison.

Activities are open to all veterans and active duty personnel.

Brandon Elementary: Veterans Day program will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday, with Boy Scout Troup 134 assisting.

As Veterans Day approaches this weekend, communities are already celebrating our nations heroes. The featured speech will be by Army Major Gen. Donald Lynn. An "All-American meal" will precede the program in the high school cafeteria. After the Colors are retired, the FHS Choir will perform again.