Several Veterans Day programs are planned for Monday, Nov. 11, with the community-wide ceremony being combined with Lincoln County High School’s event this year.
Typically, the program attended by members of the community is held at the Warrior Project, which was formerly housed at the Fayetteville Recreation Center. This year, however, due to the exhibit relocating to its permanent home, organizers decided to hold a joint ceremony with LCHS.
The program at LCHS begins at 10:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. Fayetteville’s Barbara Locklear, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the first woman to be installed as commander of American Legion Post 42, will be the guest speaker. LCHS students will also take part in the program, including the school’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC).
Following the ceremony, a luncheon for veterans will be hosted by the high school’s culinary arts students at 11:30 a.m. in room 28.
Guests and veterans attending the ceremony should park and enter from the front of the building.
Fayetteville High School will host its annual Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. on Monday in the school’s gymnasium.
Paul Matheny, a retired U.S. Navy commander, will be the guest speaker.
FHS students will be hosting and participating in the program.
Riverside Christian Academy’s Veterans Day program will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday.
Students will lead the program with participants from fifth grade and the high school chorus and drama classes.
All guests are invited to stay for breakfast following the program.
Several other area schools are hosting Veterans Day programs in their communities.
South Lincoln School’s program will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. All veterans and family members are invited to attend. Once again, veterans of the Eagle family will be recognized through a photo slideshow. If you have an Eagle family member who is a veteran, please email their picture, name and relationship to a South Lincoln student or staff to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, Nov. 7. For those who have sent a picture in the past, it is not necessary to re-send.
Blanche School, Unity School and Highland Rim School will host programs at 9 a.m. on Monday, while Flintville School’s annual Veterans Day program will get underway at 1 p.m.