News Staff Report
Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11, and several events are planned around the day.
Escambia County High School
The Triton Club at ECHS will host a Veterans Day program Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m., in the Hodnette Auditorium. All are welcome.
Perdido Elementary / Middle School
The school’s annual Veterans Day celebration will be held Friday, Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m., in the gym. This year’s program will feature special guest speaker Major Jamie Barnes, the Baldwin County High School JROTC Flag and Rifle Drill teams, Perdido Middle School Band, and former Perdido band student Bethany Presley.
All veterans and their immediate family members are invited to a reception following the program, in the cafeteria.
The dress is casual.
Northview High School
Northview High School will have its annual Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 9, in the school’s theater. There will be two programs with the first program starting at 9:30 a.m. The second program will start shortly after the completion of the first program at approximately 10:30 a.m.
The guest speaker will be MSgt. Jim Shugart, USMC (ret) who served for 26 years as an aircraft maintenance mechanic on bases in North Carolina, California and overseas in Japan. He has continued his service to his country and the community as a math teacher at Northview High School.
The community is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Escambia Academy will hold a Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 9, 10:15 a.m., in the gym.
Atmore VFW Auxiliary
Veterans are invited to attend the Atmore VFW Auxiliary’s Annual Veterans Day Breakfast Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Anchor Café.
All veterans eat free, and complimentary gifts will be given to all veterans in attendance.
Flomaton Lions Club
Plan to attend the Veterans Day Celebration Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flomaton Community Center, sponsored by the Flomaton Lions Club.
The event will feature patriotic music by the Flomaton High School Band, corn hole, and a flag retiring ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 31.
Plates with hot dog, Cole slaw, baked beans, chips, and drink will be available for $5 ($2.50 under age 6).
Veterans eat free.
The public is invited to attend and thank the veterans for their service.
City of Atmore
Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11, but the holiday will be observed Monday, Nov. 12. The Atmore City Council is scheduled to meet on that Monday, but since it’s a city holiday, the meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m. The city will host a Veterans Day program immediately following the council meeting.