Sisters set to honor veterans
Last updated 11/1/2022 at Noon
Sisters-area military veterans and their friends and families are invited to Sisters High School on Wednesday, November 9, for the annual Veterans Appreciation Assembly organized by the student leadership and the local VFW Post to mark Veterans Day, which is celebrated November 11.
Sisters High School has held Veterans Day celebrations for two decades. This year’s event will include a social time hosted by the student leadership students, with coffee and donuts from 8 to 9:15 before the assembly begins at 9:40 a.m.
The Sisters High School band and choir groups will be featured in the assembly, which is designed to take pause once a year to honor the men and women who have served and who are currently serving in the U.S. military. The choirs will sing the National Anthem, the Armed Forces Salute, and a piece entitled “Welcome Back.”
“We think this is an important opportunity for the young people in our community to consider what it means to serve our country,” said Earl Schroeder, a member of the local chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). “And it is very meaningful to those of us who have served to be recognized.”
Bill Antilla, another VFW member, said, “This event gives time for reflection for veterans and may provide students insight into considering serving their country.”
In addition to veterans and their friends and family, the event is open to the general public.