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Hancock County schools honor Veterans

Hancock County Schools Honor Veterans

   Veterans Day is this Friday, November 11 and it’s important to know why we honor our United States Veterans on this day. On June 28, 1919 the Treaty of Versailles was signed and WWI officially ended but the fighting ended about 7 months earlier when the Allies and Germany put into effect an armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. November 11, 1918 was then branded as Armistice Day – the end of “the war to end all wars” and became an official holiday in 1938. After WWII and the Korean War, Congress amended the commemoration by changing the holiday’s name to Veterans Day on June 1, 1954 in order to honor American veterans of ALL wars.

   All of the Hancock County Schools will be holding special assemblies in honor of our veterans on Veterans Day to thank them for their service and let them know how much they mean to us and to our great country. All veterans and their families are welcome at these events.

North Hancock

   North Hancock Elementary School will be serving breakfast starting at 8:00 a.m. with a special Veterans Day program afterward in the gym at 8:30 a.m. Students will perform songs as well as a “living flag” and Young Patriots will be welcoming, serving and honoring veterans as well as demonstrating the proper flag folding technique. Veteran recognition and Veterans Walk will take place in the school halls.

South Hancock

   South Hancock Elementary will hold a Veterans Day Assembly in the gym at 8:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria starting at 7:15 a.m. before the assembly.

HCHS/HCMS

   Hancock County High School and Hancock County Middle School will be having their campus Veterans Day Program in the HCHS Hancock County High School gym at 8:30 a.m. and the band will be performing the songs of the different branches of the military.

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