Here’s a roundup of Veterans Day activities at several Northside schools and departments.
Brandeis High School
Each year, Brandeis High School invites veterans who work in Central Office departments to be recognized at their school ceremony along with the veterans in the community. The JROTC led the flag ceremony, and the Bronco Band paid musical tribute to all branches of the military.
Braun Station Elementary School
One hundred float-toting kindergarteners paraded through the school with patriotic music playing. The veterans in attendance were asked to march through the hallways along with the kinder students and their homemade floats. Before the parade, the entire school gathered outside for a flag ceremony which also included a performance by the Stevenson MS band.
Brauchle Elementary School
Brauchle Elementary School gathered outside for a Veterans Day assembly that included a flag ceremony by the Cub Scouts, a performance by the school choir, and plenty of red, white, and blue handmade hats.
Briscoe Middle School/Hoffmann Elementary School
Two thousand students from Briscoe Middle School and Hoffmann Elementary School gathered on the Briscoe football field on Friday, Nov. 8 to celebrate veterans. They honored veterans in attendance with a musical tribute, pass in review of the Taft and Brennan JROTC units, a wreath laying, and a keynote address from Major General Kevin Bergner, retired.
Glenn Elementary School
Glenn Elementary School celebrated Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 12 with a classic car parade and special program for veterans.
Health Careers High School
The Health Careers High School social studies department honored military veteran staff members and parents with a Veterans Day ceremony. Northside Trustee Bennie Cole, who retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service, spoke to the crowd. The Health Careers honor guard posted the colors while the choir sang "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Jay High School
The John Jay TX-782 Honor Guard presented the colors at the school's Veterans Day celebration.
Mireles Elementary School
Approximately 30 percent of the families at Mireles Elementary School are military, and the school honored their service with an art gallery in the main hallway. Every student created a piece of artwork to express their gratitute and personal connections to veterans.
Technology Services Department
The Technology Services Department honored the veterans who work in their department with a celebration Monday, Nov. 11.
Valley Hi Elementary School
Members of the Naval Security Squadron stationed at Lackland AFB attended the Valley Hi Elementary School Veterans Day program. They presented 5th grader Naomi Aguilera with a naval teddy bear and coin. She wrote and read her poem, “Our Veterans,” to all the special guests.
Zachry Middle School
The guest speaker at the Zachry Middle School Veterans Day Ceremony was Wounded Warrior Leonard Anderson, who was injured by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan. The school’s band, choir, orchestra, and theater students also performed as part of the ceremony. KSAT-12 did a story on the Zachry Veterans Day celebration that can be viewed here.