June 24, 2018

HES hosts Veterans Day Program

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(Franklin, GA) — Heard Elementary School hosted a Veterans Day Program Friday morning in the school gymnasium.

The fifth grade students at HES honored the attending veterans by lining the halls and waving flags as the veterans walked to the gym. The veterans arrived in the gym, greeted by cheers from the faculty, the young students, and other guests.

Ms. June Barber, the Heard Elementary School counselor, greeted those in attendance and thanked them for coming.

The program began with Anna Stollar, a kindergarten student, leading everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the National Anthem.

Katie Richardson, a fifth grade student read an essay she had written honoring the veterans and Jordyn May, another fifth grade student, read a poem she had written for the occasion.

Hes principal Mr. Paul Mixon also welcomed the honored guests and thanked them for attending. He introduced Joel Rogers, the Mayor of Franklin, who is also a Veteran. Mr. Rogers spoke and thanked his fellow veterans for their service.

Ms. Barber then introduced all those veterans in attendance.  She then asked for any veterans who we did not have information for to please stand. The audience was eager to applaud these wonderful people for their service.

John Wayne Miller then spoke to the audience and fellow veterans.  Following Mr. Miller’s speech, the veterans, guests, students and faculty watched a video entitled “I Fought For You.” This was followed by “God Bless the USA” with almost all of the 670 students singing along.

Ms. June Barber thanked fourth grade students, Breanna Woodall and Emma Forrester for helping organize the program and Lexi Adams for helping to decorate.  The program was concluded with Lexi Adams leading the students in the chant “Thank You Veterans!.”

The veterans took time to have their photos made with family members and to receive handmade thank you cards from the students.  These special men and women and their families were then treated to refreshments.

Heard Elementary School appreciates the extra work of June Barber in putting this together.

HES was honored that so many Veterans of the United States Armed Forces chose to spend their morning with them.

“I was touched that the kids and staff lined the hall to shake our hands and say thank you,” said one of the veterans Mr. Scott Googe. “At the end many of the kids had made cards to give us, thanking us. I even got a great hug. I thank the staff and students at HCES for the event.”

To see more photos from the event visit Heard County Elementary School on Facebook.

VETERANS IN ATTENDANCE AT HES PROGRAM on 11/11/16

1.      Joseph Watson – US ARMY RESERVE – 6 YEARS

2.       Larry Pike – US ARMY – 2 YEARS – VIETNAM WAR

3.       Rodney Kimble – US ARMY – 23 YEARS – GULF WAR/DESERT STORM/IRAQ WAR

4.       Clyde Crofts – US ARMY – VIETNAM WAR

5.       Scott Googe – US MARINES – 4 YEARS – DESERT STORM

6.      Thomas Underwood – US ARMY – 1970-1973 – VIETNAM WAR

7.       John Cash – US MARINE CORP – FIRST SERGENT – 21 YEARS SERVICE – VIETNAM WAR, DESERT STORM

8.      Donald Womack – US NAVY – 9 YEARS 6 ½ MONTHS – VIETNAM WAR

9.      Jen Duncan – US AIR FORCE – 8 YEARS – OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

10.   Hollis Watts – US ARMY – 2 years – VIETNAM WAR

11.  Charles Littlefield – US AIR FORCE – 35 ½ years of service – World War II and Korean Conflict

12.  Donald Whitehurst – US ARMY – 1 year – VIETNAM WAR

13.  Alton Mashburn – US NAVY AND US ARMY AND MERCHANT MARINES – 14 ½ YEARS – WORLD WAR II – 3 YEARS ON A SHIP

14.  Jerry Kee – US MARINE CORP – 3 YEARS – VIETNAM WAR

15.  Ronnie Crain – 5 years military service

16.  Willie Nelson – US ARMY – 2 years – VIETNAM WAR

17.  Zachery Forrester – US ARMY – 2 years – VIETNAM WAR

18.  Larry Phillips – US ARMY – 2 years – VIETNAM WAR

19.  Jimmy Brannon – US AIR FORCE – 4 YEARS – VIETNAM WAR

20.  Andrew Betts, Sr. – US ARMY AND ARMY RESERVES – VIETNAM WAR – 2 YEARS

21.  Dan Fambro – US AIR FORCE 1958 – 1960

22.  John Wayne Miller – US NAVY SEA BEES – 3 YEARS – VIETNAM WAR

23.  William J. Smith – US ARMY – 3 YEARS – Korean War

24.  Michael Porter – US AIR FORCE – 4 YEARS – VIETNAM WAR

25.  Irvin Stollar – US MARINES – 20 years – VIETNAM WAR

26.  Steve Sayer – US ARMY – 5 YEARS – Bosnia

27.  John Mullinax – tech Sergent – 30 years – DESERT STORM

28.  Paul Cousins – US ARMY – 27 years – 2 tours combat in VIETNAM – awarded 3 Purple Hearts

29.  Alwyn Hogg

30.  Durrell Langley – VIETNAM WAR – 2 YEARS

31.  DAVID ADAMS – US AIR FORCE – 1966 – 1970 – VIETNAM WAR

32.  Joel Rogers

33.  Randy Crofts

34.  William Holliday – US ARMY – World War II Veteran

 

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