The first Veteran’s Day was on Nov. 11, 1919, and was called Armistice Day. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day as a holiday and was later changed to Veteran’s Day on June 1, 1954.
On Nov. 11, 2013, Olmstead School students and staff honored veteran’s by having a program for the entire school. The LCHS Junior ROTC opened the ceremonies by Posting the Colors as the third graders from Mrs. Taylor’s and Mrs. Milam’s classes sang the National Anthem. Everyone recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Haven Walton and Dylan Wilson, Olmstead Rambassadors presented the Commentary on the Pledge. Mrs. Bonnie Watson, Assistant Principal made opening remarks and introduced Spec. 4th Class Joe Lawrence. Katie Noffsinger, Olmstead Rambassador read the History of Taps. Mr. Benson, Olmstead School Band Director then played Taps on his trumpet.
We had the honor of meeting World War II veterans and hearing stories of their past. That part of the programs was humbling and emotional.
The first annual Veteran’s Day Program at Olmstead School was a huge success. We were all so proud of all the veterans. We are looking forward to next year’s program.