The Middle School of Poplarville presented a Veterans Day Breakfast and Veterans Day Program on Tuesday, November 11th to recognize and honor the veterans who live in the Poplarville School District. Veterans and their spouses as well as other guests joined the students and staff to pay tribute to celebrate this occasion.
Janna D. was the mistress of ceremony. The program began with a welcome from her and a special tribute to the fallen veterans by Rhett G. Dr. John Grant recited a poem titled "Veterans" while bagpipes were being played. Josh Tidwell played TAPS on his trumpet and soloist, Alaina Shaw sang The Star Spangled Banner. Students made special presentations, the MSP band students performed the American Patriot, and everyone joined in singing God Bless the USA. Purple Heart recipients were recognized and the Armed Forces Medley was played while members from each branch of the military were recognized.
In August, The Woodmen of the World honored the Middle School of Poplarville with a new American flag to repalce the 10-year weathered-worn and tattered flag. The ceremony concluded with a special service for the dignified disposal of the unserviceable American flag. In order to retire the flag properly, the Poplarville Fire Chief, Bobby Strahan, assisted with the flag disposal ceremony which consisted of burning the flag and burying the ashes.
A special thanks to Bettye Nelson for planning and coordinating the program.