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Kirbyville High School 57th Annual Veteran’s Day program

Kirbyville High School held their 57th Annual Veteran’s Day Program. This program can trace its begin to Former County Judge Joe Folk who start this program. This program is student organized and led, below are students who are organization presidents:


Calli Wiggins

Carter Tomplait

Claire Wiggins

Jarron Roden

Allisyn Gresham

Elisha Lamey

Roman Beaumont

Kimberly Shaw

Adrianna Gash-Mefford

Rebekah Fussell

Sarah Glenn

Sophia Sayers

Karli Simmons

Emma Elliott

Raelynn Chisem


The program begin with entrance of the veteran’s according to their service. Everyone rode for the presentation of colors, presented by Carter Tomplait and Calli Wiggins. Ms. Claire Wiggins led the Pledge of Allegiance, then the Pride of Kirbyville High School Band played the Star Spangled Banner. The invocation was given by Mr. Jarron Roden along with Raelynn Chism welcoming everyone. Mayor Frank George read a proclamation from the city of Kirbyville, honoring the veteran’s by proclaiming November 10th honorary Veteran’s Day in Kirbyville. All the attending veteran’s were introduced by Mr. Matthew Warren, who also introduced the Guest Speaker, hometown local Major Josh Reeves. Major Reeves spoke on the the type of sacrifice, determination, and un-wavering love for not just our country but for each other our veteran’s have. How those who sacrificed their lives so we can could have the freedoms we have today. An how Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself for us, in His selfless act. The message, was a message of hope, love, and patriotism honoring those who are serving, have served, and the ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The program closed with a prayer by Lt. Commander Wayne Wiltshire US Navy. Band director Eric Diaz played “Taps” and did an excellent job of representing our band, our school, and community. After the retiring of the colors, Rebekah Fussell closed with a student led prayer. Principal Leslie Williams spoke a few closing remarking thanking everyone who contributed to this beautiful program. The East Texas Banner thanks all our present service members and our veteran’s, cause without your sacrifice this Nation would not be what it is today!

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