Owen students to honor sacrifices on Veterans Day

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By Brian Blair

Local men and women who sacrificed to serve the nation will see no lack of activities honoring them this Veterans Day.
Owen County High School will join with the Maurice Bowling Middle School this year to honor veterans Monday, as well as programs at both the Owen County Upper and Lower Elementary School buildings.
OCHS senior Hannah Strohmeier, who is in charge of this year’s joint program with MBMS, said combining the two schools’ activities would better serve veterans who may have a hard time deciding which program to attend.
Strohmeier said there will be no guest speaker at this year’s event, but instead a video of students talking about veterans and what they mean to them will be shown.
A lunch will be held for veterans prior to the program at 11 a.m.
In order to attend the lunch or program, veterans will need to contact the front office at OCHS by calling 484-5509.
The program itself will begin at 1 p.m.
“It’s gonna be a little different this year,” Strohmeier said. “But we’re really excited to include the middle schools and have one big program. We want to let all of our veterans know how important Veterans Day is to us.”
The Owen County Lower Elementary building will host a program at 9 a.m., Nov. 11, with the upper elementary building holding theirs at 1:30 p.m.
Owen County Upper and Lower Elementary Principal Sharen Hubbard said students are invited to bring a family member and/or a friend who is a veteran. Students will introduce their veteran. The school choir will be performing three songs and a member of the choir will sing “The Star Spangled Banner.”

At the Owen County Historical Society Museum, refreshments and tours will be served from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Nov. 11 and the Owen County Public Library will present a film at 3 p.m., Nov. 11, on nurse POWs during World War II.