July 24, 2021

Local Veterans Honored by Heard County Middle School

Thursday afternoon the students and faculty of Heard County Middle School invited local veterans for their annual Veteran’s Day celebration.

About 40 veterans enjoyed were on hand for the festivities. They arrived to the gym met by massive applause from all of the students who were cheering wildly and waving American flags.

The greeters and escorts for the veterans were Jacob Bishop, Lashon Echols, Collin Nutt, Sarah Schofield, Anna Sims, and Brittney Witcher.

After an introduction by Principal Mike Roberts, Katie Smith read the invocation to kick off the program.

The colors were then presented by Boy Scout Troop #144 members Nathan Pettway and  Jonathan Barrett.

Keagan Spradlin then led everyone in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance which was followed by the middle school band’s performance of the Star Spangled Banner.

The 8th grade Music Appreciation students then sang the Armed Forces Medley and invited the Veterans from each branch to stand as their song was performed.

Next on the itinerary was the introduction of the veterans by Brian Hill. Each veteran came forth to the podium and introduced themselves and explained where they had served.

Madison Jones then read the Veteran’s Day remarks which was followed by concluding remarks by Principal Roberts.

After the ceremony the veterans were invited to the school media center for cake and refreshments.

It was awesome to see our young middle school students show such respect and admiration for our American heroes on such a special holiday. To see more pictures from this event be sure to visit our page at facebook.com/heardcitizen.



  1. Thanks again Brother Reed for your service and devotion to my safety and well being. Which goes to all the veterans and service men and women that has kept America safe for me to live a free and secure life here.

  2. Thank you to all of our veterans and those who are still serving for all the sacrifices that you made and are contintuing to make to serve and protect us. Thank you to HCMS for honoring our service men and women and for allowing our children to know how important it is to respect our armed forces and a big thanks to The Heard Citizen for sharing this with us…

  3. John Roberts says

    Thank you to everyone at Heard County Middle School both Students and Faculty. It was fantastic to see everyone show such pride in America and the Veterans, This was a great Veterans day celebration and I was Honored to be invited by Ethan Copeland and Alex Summerlin as well as the rest of Heard County Middle School. Thank You, GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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