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2017 MJHS Veteran's Day Assembly & Dark Horse Lodge Fundraiser

2017 Slideshow & Article Added !


Meridian Junior High School celebrated Veterans Day on Friday, November 10.  During the shortened day, the students attended three different activities.  They wrote cards to be sent to soldiers overseas for the holidays, they completed a 1 mile walk for Dark Horse Lodge, and they listened to members of the Marines and Air Force.  They spoke to our students and staff about the importance of Veteran’s Day and why we celebrate it.  They also shared what qualifications our students would need if they wish to enter into the various services.

The eighth grade students listened to several Veterans that served in the Vietnam war.  Each Veteran shared their background during the war.  MJHS would like to thank the following to come in and share their information with our eighth grade students:  Charles Larson, Ed McMahon, John Janos, Jim McGee, Pat Derry, Nick Parnello, and Steve Spencer

 The day concluded with an assembly in the gym.  Local Boy Scout s presented the colors.  Local Girl Scouts led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.    The 7th and 8th grade chorus that sang In Flanders Fields.  The 6th grade chorus together with their director, Emily Bender Ferguson  performed, My America.      The 7th and 8th grade band directed by Alexis Lamb followed by performing the America the Beautiful, Armed Forces March and ended with the Star Spangled Banner.   “The band and chorus always sound fantastic.  They work real hard in putting these songs together and I get chills and always feel such a sense of pride when they perform on this day”, said Kelly Gale, one of the organizers. 

Students were asked to bring a veteran to the assembly.  During the assembly the students introduced their Veteran, how they know them, and told the school what military branch they were in.  The students are usually nervous to stand up and speak to the students and their guests.  The students were then given the opportunity to shake hands with the Veterans and thank them for their service to our country.  Over 30 Veterans were recognized this year.

MJHS also held a Display the Stripes for Dark Horse Lodge fundraiser.   Students from MJHS and staff from the Meridian District were asked to donate to Dark Horse Lodge. During Homecoming week, MJHS students and staff paid $1 each day to Dress Up For DarkHorse.  The students and staff enjoyed dressing up.    The grand total raised was at MJHS  $730.00.  The District held a Casual for a Cause day for Darhorse also.  The District raised over $400 for DarkHorse Lodge.   Dark Horse Lodge a retreat for combat veterans in Paris Tennessee.  For more information on Dark Horse Lodge, please visit www.darkhorselodge.com.

 “This is the ninth year for this event and it keeps getting bigger and better.”  Organizers Kelli Zitzke and Kelly Gale would like to thank the students and staff at MJHS for their support and generosity for our soldiers.  They would also like to thank the Veterans and all Active Members  that participated in our event and all Veterans for their service to our country.  Please visit www.meridian223.org for more pictures from our 2017 Veteran’s Day Celebration.

Slideshow Icon 2017 MJHS Veteran's Day Slide Show

Slideshow Icon 2015 MJHS Veteran's Day Slide Show

Slideshow Icon 2014 Veteran's Day Slideshow

Slideshow Icon 2013 MJHS Veteran's Day Activities & Assembly 

Slideshow Icon 2012 Veteran's Day Activities Slide Show

2009 Veteran's Day Activities Slide Show

Slideshow Icon 2010 Veteran's Day Activities Slide Show

Slideshow Icon 2011 Veteran's Day Recognition Pictures Slide Show