PHS Veterans Day Program to Take Place November 11


For the 2019-2020 Veterans Day Program on November 11, Chris Lindley’s AP U.S. history class will be organizing and participating in the event, continuing a tradition that has been upheld for over a decade.

Aside from all the tradition the program holds, Lindley and his class have decided to add a new piece this year.

“Tentatively, we are looking to do the Missing Man table ceremony as part of this year’s program. This was developed to honor POWs and MIAs, but a veteran approached me with it this summer believing it would be a touching addition,” said Lindley. 

As usual, the band and choir will perform, the colors will be presented and “Taps” will be played at the conclusion of the program. AP U.S. History students will read selected pieces and introduce veterans and military guests.

This year’s guest speaker is Officer Doug Soltwedel.

“He will be challenging our students by honoring our veterans, who and what they are and what they’ve done for us as an example to our student body,” said Lindley. 

Students and staff are encouraged to share pictures of the veterans in their lives this coming week. These will be displayed for Veterans Day.

Story by Gracie Walls