Honoring our Veterans and Their Families
Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars, and is observed on November 11 each year. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.”
Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day.
Bossier Parish Schools honor this day each year and those that have fought to preserve our freedom. Our schools have assemblies, programs, and many other events during this time so that we can honor all veterans and military families.
SCHEDULED EVENTS FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
Wednesday, November 9
RMS Military Club Invites You to Celebrate
Rusheon Middle School
2401 Old Minden Rd.
The staff and students of Rusheon Middle School invite you to celebrate Veterans Day at a special program hosted by the RMS Military Club.
Thursday, November 9
Veterans Day at GMS
Greenacres Middle School
2220 Airline Drive
Greenacres Middle School will be hosting a Veterans Day assembly at 8 a.m. in the Mustang Gym. The Airline High JROTC will Present the Color. Everyone is invited.
Honoring Our Veterans
4830 Swan Lake Rd.
9 a.m. program
Legacy Elementary will be honoring veterans with a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by a program at 9 a.m.
Haughton High Pays Tribute to Veterans
210 E. McKinley Ave.
8 a.m. refreshments for veterans
8:30 a.m. program
Haughton High will host a tribute to our local veterans. Veterans and their guests are invited to the celebration in their honor, starting with refreshments at 8 a.m. followed by a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the boys’ gym.
Eagles Celebrate Veterans
Elm Grove Middle
4301 Panther Drive
Elm Grove Middle Schools will host a Veterans Day assembly from 1:30 to 2:30, with a guest speaker and performance by the EGMS Orchestra.
Friday, November 10
Books and Breakfast Honoring Our Veterans
349 Fairburn Ave.
Kingston Elementary invites its veterans to have breakfast and read a book with their club. Kingston will provide breakfast, books and host a special program to honor their school families' veterans and express gratitude for their service.
Bearkat Veterans’ Day Breakfast
Bossier High School
777 Bearkat Drive
The Bossier Bearkats invite its veterans and their families to a Bearkats Veterans’ Day Breakfast in the school cafeteria, sponsored by the Bearkat Stakeholders Club.
Veterans Day Breakfast
395 S. Elm St.
Haughton Elementary will celebrate Veterans Day with a breakfast starting at 8 a.m. Patriotic music will be provided by Haughton's Honor Choir.
Bring Your Veteran to Breakfast
250 Champion Shores
8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Aerospace Assembly
Haughton Middle is encouraging students to "Bring Your Veteran to Breakfast." Juice and donuts will be served at 8 a.m. The 8th grade Aerospace Assembly will follow at 9 a.m.
Breakfast for Veterans
R.V. Kerr Elementary
1700 Airline Drive
R.V. Kerr Elementary will be hosting a Veterans Day breakfast at 8:30 a.m. for their students' families who are veterans or currently in the military. The Kinder Kats will also be singing special songs in their honor.
Veterans Day Military Tattoo
Parkway High School
2010 Colleen Drive
Parkway High will host its annual Veterans Day Tattoo from 9-10:30 a.m. This year's theme is "Honoring the U.S. Marine Corps: Happy Birthday." Visitors are asked to arrive around 8:30 a.m. for seating.
Cope Salutes Our Veterans
4814 Shed Rd.
Cope Middle School will be hosting its annual Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. in the gym with performances by the Cope Band and Choir. Speakers will include veterans who are part of the teaching staff and two students whose parents are currently serving in the military. Parents/guardians are invited to attend.
Honoring All Who Served
Plain Dealing High
300 E. Vance St.
Plain Dealing High will be honoring all who served during a Veterans Day assembly starting at 9 a.m. in the Bobby Bryant Gymnasium.
Celebration of Heroes
562 Hwy 162
Benton Elementary invites you to a Celebration of Heroes. Join the Tigers for breakfast, a patriotic program and heroes walk starting at 9 a.m.
Veterans Day Performances
Sun City Elementary
4230 Van Deeman
9:15 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Sun City is hosting two Veterans Day performances at 9:15 and 10 a.m. with 3rd grade students singing patriotic songs. Parents who are veterans are invited to attend and be recognized with their child.
Veterans Day Assembly
449 Fairburn Ave.
Benton High School will host its annual Veterans Day assembly at 9:30 a.m.
First Graders Salute Veterans
1310 Bellaire Blvd.
Bellaire Elementary's first graders will host an assembly for veterans and individuals who are military-affiliated.
Veterans Day Parade and Assembly
Stockwell Place Elementary
5801 Shed Rd.
Veterans Day is a special day at Stockwell Place Elementary, where all veterans and current military service members affiliated with SPE students are invited to attend. The celebration begins at 1 p.m. with a parade. The Airline JROTC Color Guard will march alongside the school's honorees. Classes will line the track outside with flags and banners to cheer on service members and military students as they parade around the schoolyard. Immediately following the parade, a student-led assembly is held to honor all service members with handmade thank you cards for each service member, student-written poetry about Veterans Day, a special tribute from the SPE Honor Choir and more. A cupcake reception will immediately follow the assembly.
Eagles Salute Veterans
Elm Grove Middle
4301 Panther Drive
Elm Grove Middle will hold a Veterans Day assembly, featuring a performance by the EGMS Orchestra and a guest speaker.
Central Park Honors Veterans
Central Park Elementary
900 Central Park
Veterans from the local community are invited to attend a Veterans Day program at Central Park Elementary. There will be a student presentation about the five branches of the military. Students will also read and sing to the veterans in attendance and present them with art they created as gifts.