EVSC Schools to Host Veteran’s Day Assemblies


Thursday, Nov. 10

Many EVSC schools will host Veteran’s Day assemblies tomorrow to honor local veterans. Below is a list of programs that will be conducted in EVSC schools.

• North Junior High School, 8 a.m. – North Jr. High will celebrate Veteran’s Day with special guests Gina Moore and the Veteran’s Memorial Unit.

• Scott School, 8:40 a.m. and 9:22 a.m. – Parents are invited to attend to hear music performed by the choir and veterans in the audience will be recognized.

• Central High School, 9 a.m. – Guest speaker will be Stephen Melcher, Vanderburgh County Commissioner and U.S. Army Veteran. Central choir will sing and the band will play. There also will be a special honor guard tribute to all Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces. There also will be a tribute with the Unknown Soldier Flag and Wreath. Veterans from military organizations in the area were invited to the program.

• Cynthia Heights, 9 a.m. – The school will honor Veteran’s Day from the parent’s point of view this year and have Amos Morris, director of Mesker Park Zoo, speak as the father of a son who is serving in the Air Force and Kittye Kuester, teacher at Cynthia Heights as a mother of a son serving in the Navy. A Marine Color Guard will also perform.

• Reitz High School, 10 a.m. – Guest speaker will be Frank Ebenkamp, US Navy from 1943-1946, and music provided by Reitz Choir and orchestra members. At 9 a.m. there will be a reception in the cafeteria for all visiting veterans and their guests.

• Lincoln School, 12:45 p.m. – Central High School JROTC will help Lincoln honor and recognize Veterans.

• Tekoppel Elementary School, 12:50 p.m. – The Color Guard from Charles Denby Post 2953 will present the Flags and explain the color guard. Tekoppel boy scouts will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for fallen veterans. Guest speaker will be ex Marine Dan Fuller. Student’s relatives who are veterans were invited to attend the program.

• Harper Elementary School, 1:20 p.m. – Harper students will gather and sing patriotic songs, led by fifth grade students and the school choir, and recognize family members who have served in one of the military branches.

• Helfrich Park STEM Academy, 1:50 p.m. – Helfrich Park will introduce guest veterans, sing songs, view a PowerPoint and hear readings from VFW Patriot Essay submissions. There also will be a reception for veterans at 1:15 p.m.


  1. And Evansville Christian School will host a program for veterans beginning at 1pm at the Bethel campus on Lincoln Ave.


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