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Conroe, Texas – Sacred Heart Catholic School recently welcomed community veterans to the school’s third annual Veteran’s Day celebration featuring an honor guard presentation by Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack 1517 and a TAPS trumpet dedication by students Thomas Farrell and Troy Horn. “I truly look forward to our Veteran’s Day celebration each year because it gives the students a sense of pride and shares a part of our hearts with the community and our beloved veterans,” said Principal Deb Brown. “We are blessed and thrilled to share this day with friends, loved ones and colleagues that have dedicated a part of their lives to us and our country.”
After pack 1517 escorted and posted the national colors, US Army Sergeant First Class and Retired Sacred Heart Librarian Stuart Ormsbee led the school in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Pledge to the Texas flag. Principal Brown then led the assembly in prayer and honored the local veterans with a special tribute and dedication from the Veteran’s Day Proclamation.
Each grade level participated in the celebration. The PreK – 3rd grade students made posters and decorations that brought the Gymnasium and Auditorium to life honoring the veterans with vibrant works of art for the dedication event. The fourth through eighth grade students were assigned a Veteran’s Day essay contest. The three winners, fourth grader Marie Ashby, fifth grader Annie Johnston and seventh grader Lily Collora all stood and read their essays to the assembled ceremony attributing many words of honor and patriotism. After all veterans and active military were asked to come forward and introduce themselves, the Sacred Heart Choir performed a medley of patriotic songs and finished with the crowd joining them to sing “America the Beautiful.” Following the ceremony, everyone was welcomed to a brunch hosted by the Sacred Heart Parent Teacher Organization.
Brown added, “It was such an honor to host our Veteran’s and active military men and women and see them interact with the students. We could not be more thrilled with the beautiful ceremony our PTO, faculty and students worked so hard on that honored our family and community members for Veteran’s Day.”
Founded in 1958, Sacred Heart Catholic School is an Accredited School in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and is dedicated to educating the heart, mind and spirit. Serving Montgomery County, Sacred Heart is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Council and dedicated to promoting academic excellence and fostering life-long learning while providing a loving and supportive environment for Pre-K through 8th grade.