Events slated to honor Veterans Day
August 28, 2008 · Updated 10:15 AM
MARYSVILLE Schools around town will honor Americas service personnel in many ways next week. While Veterans Day falls on Saturday, Nov. 11, several schools will hold assemblies and receptions for veterans the week before.
Marshall Elementary School will host a Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 8 at 2:30 p.m. The Wednesday meeting will feature songs by the school choir and readings of poetry about veterans. The festival is organized by Heather Moll, a music teacher in her third-year at the school just off of the intersection of 116th Street NE and State Avenue.
Were singing songs about veterans and America and then well read poetry about veterans too, Moll said. Weve done a veterans program each year, but this is the first time weve done a singing program.
The children were still selecting poems at press time, but they had settled on at least three songs for the show, including This is America, I Love My Country, and American Tears, according to Moll.
The entire third grade will be involved in the program and the kids are getting psyched already, Moll said.
Theyre excited, Moll said. We want to invite anyone who wants to come.
The show will be at Marshall Elementary School, 4407 116th St. NE in Marysville. For more information call Heather Moll at 360-657-6668.
Marysville-Pilchuck High School will have a public event the evening of Nov. 8 at 6:55 p.m. The Pass-in-Review will feature a color guard comprised of the M-PHS NJROTC TOMAHAWK company and a visit by U.S. Navy Strike Group commander Rear Admiral John Goodwin and Marysville Mayor Dennis Kendall, among other local dignitaries. The Navy Band Northwest will also play.
Its something we do every year, said Ed Dawson, Master Chief Petty Officer in charge of the M-PHS Junior ROTC program.
To RSVP call 360-657-6027. Military personnel are urged to wear service dress blue and civilians should wear appropriate attire. M-PHS is located at 5611 108th St. NE.
Sunnyside Elementary School will host a reception for military members and families on Friday, Nov. 3, from
1 to 2 p.m., followed by an assembly at 2 p.m. featuring U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen and legislative candidate Mike Hope. Sunnyside Principal Jane Colson noted that her school has 85 military students enrolled. The school address is 3619 Sunnyside Avenue NE, phone 360-653-0645.
For students M-P High School will have morning assembly Nov. 7, and Marysville Arts & Technology High School and Quil Ceda Elementary School will host Veterans Day assemblies on Nov 8; A&T at 12:30 p.m. and Quilceda at 2 p.m. Dawsons TOMAHAWK company from M-PHS will be the color guard for both ceremonies.
Masters Touch Christian School in Arlington will host an assembly to honor veterans on Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. in the school auditorium at 135 S. French Street. The public is welcome to attend.