Schools observe Veterans Day

Ellicott School District 22 will hold its annual Veterans Appreciation Day program at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ellicott High School gym, 375 S. Ellicott Highway in Ellicott.

Doors will open and registration for veterans and active-duty military will begin at 2 p.m.

The High Frontier Honor Guard will present the colors, and veterans and active military personnel will be recognized for their service.

The Full Circle Band, The High School Symphonic Band and the Ellicott Elementary School choir will perform.

Representatives from Schriever Air Force Base’s 50th Space Wing Command will attend.

The community is invited. Anyone who has served or is serving in the military and would like to be recognized during the celebration is asked to call Laura Durst, 683-2700 ext. 4, or email with your name, rank, number of years served and names of any students related to you.

A reception with refreshments will follow in the High School Commons.

Pikes Peak Community College will celebrate Veterans Week through Nov. 12, with several free public events, including Combat Paper workshops on Thursday and Friday and a Veteran Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Centennial Campus atrium, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

A Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Portrait Exhibit of women who have shaped Colorado and made significant contributions in their fields will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all week in the atrium and F Building breezeway at Centennial Campus.

The week will culminate Nov. 12 with a wreath-laying ceremony and reception with guest speaker Kristen Christy, 2018 Air Force Spouse of the Year and advocate for family and suicide prevention.

More than 26 percent of PPCC students are affiliated with the military.

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Colorado Springs School District 11

Colorado Springs School District 11 schools are having “bring a veteran to school day,” “bring a vet to lunch day,” flag ceremonies, veterans visiting classrooms, writing Tribute Cards, patriotic sing-alongs and concerts, and other activities to teach students the meaning of Veterans Day and the importance of honoring active and inactive military personnel.

Contact the writer: 719-476-1656.

Contact the writer: 719-476-1656.

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