By Sam Poe
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 3:11 PM
Haleyville City Schools have been learning about the important roles of veterans in our nation’s history in preparation for the upcoming Veterans Day Holiday. In addition to in-class discussions, two separate programs were conducted at Haleyville City Schools this week to celebrate with local veterans. Representatives from both the Haleyville American Legion Post and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4543 were present at both of these programs, as well as various other veterans from the Haleyville community.
The Extended Day Student Choir played a key role in the Veterans Day programs at both Haleyville Elementary School and Haleyville High School. The choir performed songs such as “Thank You Veterans” and “God Bless the U.S.A.” and is under the direction of Ms. Vicki Bishop. (Bishop was also named as this year’s Teacher of the Year at Haleyville Elementary School for the V.F.W. Post 4543 Leadership Award.) Harold Bearden spoke to the students of Haleyville Middle School and Haleyville High School at the HHS about the importance of remembering the roles of veterans and recognizing their selfless service. Makenzie Holley presented her first place speech from the V.F.W. Voices of Democracy competition, and Lacie Rowe also presented her award-winning essay on the importance of veterans to our nation’s history and future. Special music was also performed by Kaylee Strawbridge at the HHS program.
We salute you, veterans! Thank you for your service and the example you set for today’s soldiers!
We also would like to thank Shots by Shanda Photography for providing photos of the HES program.