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Veterans program Monday

RISD hosting citywide observance, 1 p.m. at Tiger Field

Rockdale veterans will be honored at 1 p.m. Monday, the day after the traditional Nov. 11 Veterans Day, in a giant outdoor ceremony at Tiger Field.

There will also be three meals during the day honoring veterans, breakfasts at Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Rockdale and Thorndale and lunch at Rockdale Junior-High School.

OUTDOOR RALLY—The Tiger Field observance will be similar to previous Veterans Day assemblies held in the high school auditorium, but much bigger.

Students from all four Rockdale

ISD campuses will be in attendance and all area veterans are invited to attend.

Those who wish to be recognized should contact the high school at 556-6140, or e-mail samiller@rockdaleisd.net. But school officials emphasize that all veterans are invited whether or not they contact the school.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Art Free—an RHS teacher and Iraq War veteran—will be emcee. The Rockdale High School Big Blue Band will perform, winners in the VFW Voice of Democracy contest will read their winning essays and students in Advanced Placement U.S. History classes will also perform.

BREAKFASTS—Both VFD Posts 6525 in Rockdale and 4009 in Thorndale will serve free breakfasts Monday to veterans and their families.

Post 6525 in Rockdale, located at the western city limits on US 79, will serve from 7 to 9 a.m., according to Richard Henderson, post commander.

Post 4009, located on FM 486 at Thorndale City Park, will begin with a sunrise flag-raising ceremony at 6:45 a.m.

Speaker will be Milam County Judge Dave Barkemeyer.

Post Commander Jerry Korn invited all veterans to attend the program and breakfast.

LUNCHEON— Rockdale Junior-High School will serve veterans and their families lunch at 12-noon Monday in the commons, just prior to the 1 p.m. event at Tiger Field.

Angela White, RJH counselor, said the junior-high Big Gold Band will play and there will be patriotic readings by students.


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