The Veterans Day program for Chequamegon School District will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 with the presentation of colors by members of the American Legion, AMVETS, and Auxiliary members in the high school gymnasium. Veterans from Park Falls, Fifield, and Glidden will be present.
The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by the girl scouts and cub scouts, followed by the National Anthem performed by the Madrigal Singers under the direction of Charles Corbett.
A variety of patriotic music will be performed by the high school band under the direction of Kristen Kirch and the Madrigal Singers.
A slideshow tribute to local veterans, orchestrated by Jessica Folstad, Steph Ernst & Mallori Zoesch, will be shown. Select essays written by the district's fifth graders will be read.
There will be a moment of silence and taps performed by Leah Wagner and Mitchell Hecimovich, followed by a performance of American Tears by Park Falls and Glidden elementary students under the direction of Nicole Corbett.
Gifts will be presented by eighth-grade students to veterans and parents of current service members in attendance, and the colors will be retired.
Veterans and their families are invited to join the National Honor Society for coffee and refreshments following the program in the high school commons area.
Phillips Elementary School will honor vets with breakfast at 8:15 a.m., followed by a program starting at 9 a.m. in the elementary gym.
The Phillips High School program will begin at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 in the high school auditorium. There will be assorted slideshows, presentations, music, and the guest speaker will be retired Major Jerry Clark. A light soup and sandwich lunch will be provided following the program.
The Prentice School District Veterans Day program will get underway at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 in the high school west gym.
The high school band and choir will perform patriotic songs, and a video created by the student council juniors will be shown. The guest speaker will be veteran Mike Schuetz. Middle school Patriot Pen essay winners will read their winning essays.
The program will be followed by a meal for the veterans and their significant others, made by Mrs. Alcoe's FACE students and paid for by the high school student council.
The Butternut School District program is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, and will begin with the entrance of the flag and the National Anthem performed by the high school band.
The POW/MIA flag will be placed by Butternut Legion Commander Wegner, and the pledge of allegiance will be led by kindergarteners and first graders.
Patriotic music will be performed by the K-4th-grade choral and the middle and high school band, prepared and conducted by Jeffrey Wenz.
Students Josh Koch and Grace Wagner will speak about a veteran they know personally, and Senator Janet Bewley will serve as the keynote speaker, speaking on the same theme.
The Soldier Hallelujah and Traveling Soldier will be performed by the Paula Houdek Trio.
Apples and awards will be given out for the Butternut School staff by Nancy Schultz, president of the Legion Auxiliary Post 272.
The program will conclude with taps and retirement of the colors by the Butternut Legion and Auxiliary.