Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Pasco County Schools Veterans Day Tributes

EVENT 1

Who: Pasco County Schools, students, families, and community members

What: Superintendent Kurt S. Browning, the District School Board of Pasco County, and Supervisor of Elections, Brian Corley, host Pasco County Schools Veterans Day Ceremony

When: 9 a.m., Friday, November 9

Where: Center for the Arts at River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Rd, New Port Richey

Why: To celebrate our veterans.

How: Keynote speakers, Gary B. Beikirch, a Medal of Honor recipient, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer, Valerie Blasewitz, will speak to attendees.

CONTACT:  Maria Emerick, 727-774-2317 or memerick@pasco.k12.fl.us
            
EVENT 2

Who
: Veterans Elementary School, faculty, students, families, and community members

What: Veterans Day Barbecue

When: 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 9

Where: Veterans Elementary School, 26940 Progress Pkwy, Wesley Chapel

Why: To honor and celebrate veterans in our community.

How: Community members who currently serve or have served in the military are invited to attend the second annual barbecue event.

CONTACT:   Sharon Zurita, 813-346-1400 or szurita@pasco.k12.fl.us


EVENT 3

Who: Cotee River Elementary School, faculty, students, families, and community members

What: A Salute to our Veterans Program

When: 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 9

Where: Veterans Elementary School, 26940 Progress Pkwy, Wesley Chapel

Why: To honor and celebrate veterans in our community.

How: The American Legion Paradise Post #79 Honor Guard will present and post Colors, Commander Steve Miller, US Air Force, and Master Sergeant Marcie Carpenter, US Army, will speak. The Lightning Chorus will perform three patriotic songs.

CONTACT:   Margaret O’Brien, 727-774-3000 or mobrien@pasco.k12.fl.us


EVENT 4

Who: Odessa Elementary School, faculty, students, families, and community members

What: A Salute to our Veterans Program

When: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 9

Where: Odessa Elementary School, 12810 Interlaken Road, New Port Richey

Why: To honor and celebrate veterans in our community.

How: The Odessa Wildcat Chorus, River Ridge Middle School Chorus, and select students from the J.W. Mitchell High School Marching Mustang Band, will be performing patriotic selections during the program. USMC Master Gunnery Sergeant Paul Olson, and US Army Major Jennifer Olson, will be the guest speakers.

CONTACT:   Teresa Love, 727-246-3700 or tlove@pasco.k12.fl.us