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Grant County High School
715 Warsaw Rd
Dry Ridge, KY 41035
Phone: 859-824-9739
Fax: 859-824-9756

Veterans Day

Grant County High School has been honoring our Heroes on Veteran’s Day since 2003.  Our Veterans Day begins with an awesome breakfast prepared by our Family and Consumer Science Department for the Veterans, staff and students involved in the program for the day.  The breakfast is prepared, served and cleaned up by the Culinary and FCCLA students under the direction of the culinary teacher, Mrs. Anna Sullinger.

The assembly is opens with the Presentation of Colors and Rendering Honors given by The Grant County Veteran’s Honor Guard led by Captain Lamar Fowler. The assembly involves many students serving as Master of Ceremonies, leading the Pledge of Allegiance; and introducing our speaker. Also the program includes our GCHS Band playing the National Anthem “Star Spangled Banner” and “America.” Our Chamber Choir sings “Armed Forces Salute” as everyone stands during the song representing some branch of the armed services for someone in their family. We are also honored on that day by a special speaker to share with us “What Veteran’s Day Means to Them.” Most of the time, the speaker includes facts about their days when serving our county and how it has and still is affecting their lives. Some examples of our speakers have been Heather Renee French Henry, Miss America 2000 also a daughter of a disabled Vietnam Veteran; Dr. Keith Stuart, US Army and an author; Julian Wills & Jouette Faulkner. Mr. Faulkner was present in 1944 during WW II: The Invasion of Normandy, France when they invaded on Omaha Beach. This just names a few of the famous guests we have had in the past.

The coordinators also try to educate the student body on something new every year while keeping the program interesting. For example, in 2007 a reading was adapted from the book America’s White Table with a small table set in the center of the gymnasium. In 2009 our Speech and Drama Team reenacted “Red Skelton in, The Pledge Of Allegiance”, and in 2011 the story of Taps was told and a demonstration of  “Echoing of Taps” was performed by two of our students.

Our assembly wouldn’t be completed without the folding of the flag which is then presented to the Grant County High School Principal by the Grant County Veteran’s Honor Guard.

The assembly is coordinated every year by Mrs. Carolyn Horn, Computer Lab Technician and Mrs. Pat Conrad, Retired FAC Teacher but would not be possible without all the wonderful and talented students and community members.

The next time you see a soldier, whether it is a past, a present or a future solider, go up, shake their hand and say thank you for serving our country because in our eyes they are the Heroes of our country! The Grant County High School Administration, Teachers, Support Staff and Students say thank you to all the men and woman who have served our country!

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