FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools will honor and celebrate Veterans Day with activities and events throughout the district. Schools will honor veterans in their families, perform patriotic music and raise a flag on a new flagpole.
FWCS officials released the following:
Friday November 11
Arlington Elementary will host a Veterans Day program at 1:30 p.m.
Croninger Elementary students will line the halls, and family and friends who are veterans are invited to join and walk the halls as the students sing at 1:15 p.m. Croninger’s year will then feature special music in the gymnasium.
Fairfield Elementary students will view a slide presentation on Veterans Day.
Franke Park Elementary holds a ceremony for veterans who are family members of Franke Park students. After the ceremony, there will be a walk of honor through the school for students and staff to show their appreciation to veterans.
Glenwood Park Elementary will honor veterans with a school assembly at 1 p.m. Veterans will be introduced and recognized. Students will read letters thanking veterans for their service. A poem will also be presented.
Haley Elementary will honor veterans with musical performances during a school assembly at 1 p.m. Military members of Haley’s families and staff were invited.
Students at Harrison Hill Elementary bring pictures of family members who are veterans to school and write stories about them. These stories are shared via video ads.
Holland Elementary will honor veterans with a 9 a.m. program in the school gymnasium. All veterans are welcome!
Irwin STEM Elementary will pay tribute to veterans in a program at 10 a.m., including a live painting by artist Theo “Phresh Laundry” Smith. Veterans in attendance will also be recognized and receive gifts. Local artist Isaiah Porter will sing the national anthem. Prior to the program, veterans will receive free haircuts, makeup, facials, manicures and breakfast beginning at 9 a.m.
At Levan Scott Academy, members of the Air National Guard will present the flag at 9 a.m. They will then teach students what the stars and stripes represent. They will also demonstrate the correct way to fold a flag.
Maplewood Elementary will host a Veterans Reception beginning at 9:10 a.m., followed by a special program. American Legion Post 47 will be present for the presentation of the colors.
At Northcrest Elementary, students write letters to local veterans. They will also conduct virtual field trips to Arlington Cemetery and other Washington DC landmarks.
Washington Center Elementary holds two assemblies to honor veterans. The first assembly is at 1 p.m. with pre-K-2 students. The second assembly will begin at 1:45 p.m. with students in grades 3 to 5. During each assembly, veterans will be honored with the singing of patriotic songs and student presentations. There will then be a reception for veterans.
Waynedale Elementary students hold a flag-raising ceremony at the school’s new flagpole at 10 a.m. Wayne High School ROTC will present the colors and fifth graders will sing the national anthem. Members of Waynedale Elementary Student Council will raise the flag.
Weisser Park Arts Magnet Elementary School is hosting a 9 a.m. celebration honoring veterans.
Blackhawk Middle School invited veterans who are friends or family members of students to speak during social studies classes. Blackhawk’s student news program will highlight personnel and their families who have served in the military.