Veterans, Monday is your day in area

Citywide rally set for football field

Monday is Veterans Day and there are plenty of activities in the Rockdale area centered around a giant 1:45 p.m. citywide rally at Tiger Field.

There are also Veterans Day events in Milano, Thorndale and Lexington.

EARLY START—Veterans can get an early start on the day at Thorndale’s Hill-Johnson VFW Post 4009 on FM 486.

The post will hold a flag-raising at 6:30 a.m., followed by a short program and breakfast.

“ All area veterans and their families are invited to attend,” Marjorie Menzel, spokesperson, said.

MILANO, LHS— Next comesa9a.m.VeteransDay program in the Milano High School gym with all area veterans invited to attend.

A reception for veterans follows the ceremony.

There’s also an outdoor community wide Veterans Day rally at Eagle Stadium in Lexington at

10 a.m.

Veterans and community members are invited to attend.


Veterans, and their spouses, will 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.

RALLY—The days activities will conclude with the second annual citywide rally at Tiger Field, an event that drew an estimated 1,750 persons in 2012, including virtually every student enrolled in the Rockdale ISD.

“The communities of Rockdale and all surrounding areas are invited to attend,” Allen Sanders, RISD community relations director, said.

All campuses will have a part in the program which was listed as follows by Sanders:

1:15 p.m.—Ceremony begins.

1:25 p.m.—Elementary students, patriotic songs, directed by Karen Laughlin.

1:35 p.m.— Junior-high students patriot’s pen presentations.

1: 40 p. m.—Music by Rockdale High School and Rockdale Junior-High School bands.

1: 50 p. m.— Rockdale High School Voice of Democracy contest winners.

2 p.m.—Presentation by intermediate school students.

2:10 p. m.—Presentation by Rockdale High School Student Council.

2:20 p.m.—Closing.

STAY FOR PHOTO— All veterans are invited to attend and are asked to remain at the football field following the ceremony for a group photo.

“In the event of bad weather the rally will be moved indoors to the new high school gym and there will be two separate ceremonies,” Sanders said.

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