PHS honoring veterans

By Zurie Pope - Smoke Signals Staff Writer

PIQUA — Former men and women in uniform from across Ohio will flock to Piqua High School this Friday to attend a breakfast planned to honor veterans in preparation of Veterans Day on Nov. 11. All branches of the United States military will be represented as 200 service men and women are expected in the cafeteria from 8:30-10 a.m. to both celebrate those who served their country and to commemorate the new Veterans’ Wall, located at the entrance of Piqua High School.

Every facet of the PHS community will be involved in this event, with the band performing “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America,” Men’s Choir performing a song from the musical South Pacific, Decker Jackson will be performing “America the Beautiful,” Student Council will be guiding the veterans to the breakfast and helping with entering information for the wall, and the junior high class officers helping with anything else that needs to be done.

Although the district holds veteran commemoration events every year, this is the first time one will be held at PHS in recognition of the aforementioned Veterans’ Wall recently built to recognize Piqua and Ohio’s former and current soldiers.

Rob Messick, principal of Piqua High School, said, “I am looking forward to showing our appreciation to the veterans of Piqua. It will be a great opportunity to showcase our Veterans Wall, our students, and the other great things that are happening at Piqua High School.”

By Zurie Pope

Smoke Signals Staff Writer