4:49 PM EST, November 8, 2012
Students at Liberty High School greeted local veterans in the school media center on Thursday, Nov. 8, for a special Veterans Day celebration.
The event was designed to acknowledge the "service and sacrifice that was made to ensure our freedom," according to the school. The morning ceremony included a presentation by the school's History Club, as well as participation by members of Liberty's JROTC members and other students.
Students had the opportunity to talk to veterans to learn about their service experiences. As part of the commemoration of Veterans Day, photos of those in attendance will be displayed as part of an electronic presentation at the school.
Also on Thursday, Francis Scott Key High School was scheduled to host a breakfast in honor of veterans in the school cafeteria. That morning event was slated to conclude with a thank you march of the veterans through the hallways of FSK.
The Liberty and Francis Scott Key events were two of several being hosted this week, and in the coming week, to commemorate Veterans Day.
According to the county school system, the following are included:
• Century High School will hold its annual Veterans Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 9, with an 8 a.m. breakfast for veterans, family members and guests, followed by an assembly. The guest speaker will be Col. Ed Rothstein, Garrison Commander of Fort Meade. There also will be performances by students and the U.S. Coast Guard Glee Club.
• Manchester Valley High School's Class of 2013 and the Fine Arts Department will host a dinner and show for veterans and their spouses on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. Admission is free for veterans and spouses. (RSVP by Nov. 11 to Diane Jackson, at 410-374-1682 or JckDia4@comcast.net.)
• Mechanicsville Elementary School will support Operation Welcome Home Maryland. Participating classes will be making cards for the returning soldiers. They also will be sponsoring a snack and water drive.
• New Windsor Middle School will honor veterans with stars for service members and veterans, as well as showcasing them in a slide show.
• North Carroll High School will hold its Veterans Day program Monday, Nov. 12, with breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by a program at 9 a.m. Attendees are asked to pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 410-751-3450.
• Oklahoma Road Middle School will hold a Veterans Day activity on Nov. 9, 9 a.m.
• West Middle School will unveil a "Freedom Shrine" on Monday, Nov. 12. The shrine includes items donated to West Middle School by The National Exchange Club.
• Winters Mill High School will host its 11th annual Veterans Day program on Nov. 9 with a breakfast at 7:45 a.m., and an assembly at 9 a.m. Breakfast will be prepared by the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, as well as the Pro-Start program. The Winters Mill JROTC, along with Winters Mill students, will greet veterans and serve them. The assembly will include the Winters Mill Wind Ensemble, Select Chorus, Dance Team, JROTC and student speakers.
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