The Socorro Independent School District will commemorate Veterans Day with various ceremonies and parades. The district will be closed on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Many schools are having events before or after the holiday and throughout the week.
Here is a list of the events taking place throughout Team SISD:
Montwood Middle School, 11710 Pebble Hills Blvd., will be having a Military Recognition Day Ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in the Commons Area. All faculty and staff who are veterans will be honored.
Sgt. Roberto Ituarte Elementary, 12860 Tierra Sonora, will begin its Veterans Day remembrance at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 10 with cookies and coffee in library. It will be followed by the Pebble Hills High School color guard, Fort Bliss unit introductions, a poem thanking a Veteran and recognition of Ituarte’s daughter.
SPC. Rafael Hernando Middle, 3451 Rich Beem, will have a ceremony from 7:45 to 8:20 a.m. Nov. 10 that will honor all the school’s veterans. The middle school’s band and cheerleaders perform.
Benito Martinez Elementary, 2640 Robert Wynn St., will have a continental breakfast for veterans and soldier parents at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 10. It will segue into the school’s 25th annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony beginning at 8:30 a.m. Montwood High’s band, flag girls and cheerleaders, El Dorado High’s honor guard and Slider Middle’s Starlets dance group will participate. There will be representation from the different branches of the military, El Paso’s police and fire departments and the U.S. Border Patrol. Mascots including, Chico, Amigo Sun, Burger King and Chick-Fil-A’s cow, will march in the parade.
James P. Butler Elementary, 14251 Ralph Seitsinger, will have a parade at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 10. The event begins with the El Dorado High School color guard presenting the flags. Fourth grade scholars will sing. Then special education, kindergarten, first and second grade scholars will host a parade. Military parents have been invited to the celebration. Krispy Kreme and Star Bucks will have donated refreshments for those who attend.
Chester E. Jordan Elementary, 13995 Jason Crandall Dr., is having its annual Veterans Day event at 9 a.m. Nov. 10. SISD Superintendent José Espinoza, the Tigua VFW, the El Paso Veteran Riders Association, an Army battalion from Fort Bliss, the Pebble Hills High School Color Guard and first-responders will be in attendance. Dr. Espinoza will be the guest speaker at the event. Student Isabela Kelly will perform “The Wind Beneath My Wings.”
El Dorado High School, 12401 Edgemere, will have a luncheon for all of its faculty and staff who are veterans. Two lunches will be celebrated at 12:03 p.m. and 12:54 p.m. Nov. 10. In addition, student council will decorate the doors of all staff veterans and they will be recognized during morning announcements.
Sun Ridge Middle, 2210 Sun Country Dr., is honoring all veterans at the school with an assembly at 2 p.m. Nov. 10. in the gymnasium. There will be patriotic songs from band and choir, students will be reading biographies of veterans and end with cake and punch.
Socorro High School, 10150 Alameda Ave., will have a breakfast for all the veterans at the school. The event is from 7:45 to 8:40 a.m. Nov. 12 in the culinary arts room. Eleven teachers and one administrator will be honored.
Hurshel Antwine School, 3830 Rich Beem, will have a World War II survivor speaking at the Veteran’s Day ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 13.The event also will include a recreation of America’s White Table, which honors the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces.
Purple Heart Elementary, 14400 GR Campuzano, also will have a tribute to America’s White Table. A book written on the subject is the school’s Book of the Month. The event will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 13 and also will include many honored guests.
Author: Socorro ISD