Galion City Schools honoring veterans

November 7, 2018

The Galion City School District will be taking time out of the school day to honor America’s heroes. All four buildings on the district’s campus will be participating in activities to show respect for veterans.

The High School and Middle School program, being held in the GHS gymnasium, will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the presentation of the colors, followed by the High School band performing the “The Star-Spangled Banner” Friday, Nov. 9. Mr. George Harmon will speak to students, followed by the presentation of high school diplomas to those veterans who left school early to serve in World War II, Vietnam or Korea.

“It is an honor to be able to recognize all our veterans,” High School Principal Ron Williams said. “We have a unique opportunity, thanks to the state legislature, to confer diplomas on our heroes who didn’t finish high school to serve our country.”

The Intermediate and Primary Schools will be honoring veterans with a “Show Your American Spirit Day”, with each grade level being asked to wear a different color of the American flag Monday, Nov. 12. Third grade and kindergarten students are being asked to wear red, fourth grade students white and fifth grade students blue. Students and staff may also wear patriotic clothing if they prefer.

“These activities are important to remind our students and staff of those who have fought for their freedoms,” Galion Superintendent Jim Grubbs said. “I would like to thank all our veterans for their service to our nation.

For more information about the district’s Veteran’s Day activities, please contact High School Principal Ron Williams at 419-468-6500, Intermediate School Principal Alex Sharick at 419-562-3676 or Primary School Principal Melisa Watters at 419-468-4010.

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