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Puyallup students will honor Veterans in November
Puyallup students will honor Veterans in November
Posted on 10/25/2016
Student and VeteransIn 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day and called upon Americans everywhere to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace.He issued a Presidential Order to form a Veterans Day National Committee to organize and oversee the national observance of Veterans Day.

On Friday, November 11, the Puyallup School District will recognize Veterans Day. Classes will not be in session.

Vet Day poster

In  the days prior to this holiday students across the district will learn about Veterans Day and the reason for the "day off."

Veterans Day is intended to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living Veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.

Parents and community members are invited to attend any school during their Veterans recognition assembly. To see a calendar of all assemblies and programs scheduled for early November, visit the Performing Arts Calendar page.

The PSD Board of Directors will honor Veterans at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, November 7, at Kalles Junior High beginning at 6 p.m. The Rogers High School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) will present the colors, and the Aylen Junior High band will perform. All are invited to attend.

The Friends of the Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts will host a special Veterans Night at the Museum on November 2 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Student musicians from Ferrucci Junior High will perform. The temporary Legacy Washington exhibit WWII: Washington Remembers, on loan from the Secretary of State's Office will be on display. This exhibit is supplemented with the stories of several local Veterans. The Karshner Center is open to the public each school day from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.