Veterans Day activities planned for Rockdale ISD

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and nobody does it bigger, or better, than the Rockdale ISD.

The f irst giant, community wide, observance at Tiger Field, was so spectacularly successful in 2012 that it’s being repeated this year.

The community is invited to honor veterans at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11.

That first red-white-and-blue ceremony drew a estimated 1,750, including many who stood around the fences.

About 50 veterans attended.

Virtually every student in the Rockdale ISD’s four campuses attended. The combined recognition takes the place of separate programs which in the past were presented at each campus.

Elementary fine arts students, directed by Karen Laughlin, will again present a performance of patriotic songs.

The annual event will also include the Rockdale High School Big Blue Band. Others on the program will be announced next week.

LUNCHEON—Veterans will also be treated to a free luncheon at the Rockdale Junior-High Commons, according to Angela White, RJH counselor.

That lunch will get under way at 12-noon and will also include a short program by junior-high students.

“We’d like to know how many veterans will attend the luncheon, so if you are planning to attend, please call the junior-high at 512-430-6100 and let us know in advance,” White said.

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